If someone were to ask me for the definition of reverse discrimination I would have said that reverse discrimination was when a white person goes to apply for a job or is bypassed for promotion at a company or applies to go to a school that is owned by black people or that is predominantly and overwhelmingly black, and refuses to allow white people to join despite their qualifications, talent, education, or experience. Reverse discrimination would be the opposite of discrimination which is when white people prevent black people from participating fairly in the employment market or the education environment.
But reverse discrimination is actually when a company or school that is predominantly white and takes it upon itself to diversify its environment by taking the steps necessary to recruit a more racially diverse student or employment population and other white people feel cheated or like they’ve been grievously injured because they did not get in. Never mind the fact that the institution could already be ninety nine percent white. If the organization does anything as dastardly as to try to increase that one percent minority population to something as outrageous as two percent and some white person didn’t get in then what we have here is a clear case of reverse discrimination.
Let the black person make a charge that they may have been the victim of discrimination and there is a great deal of skepticism for his or her claim. The assumption most people with a white mindset make is that the black person is being overly sensitive or is simply trying to make trouble without any foundation. They black people’s claim of discrimination is minimized with the claim that black people are simply playing the race card. Black people are rarely the most qualified individual for any given opportunity so they are regularly given an overwhelming task of proving their claim. Black people are ridiculed for allowing themselves to feel victimized. Black people are just looking for a pity party and would do well to lift themselves by their own boot strap.
On the flip side of the coin, let a white person claim that they are the victim of reverse discrimination and there is a great deal of sympathy for their claim. A lot of people with a white mindset can understand and identify with the white person who feels victimized. The white victim is not so quickly dismissed as being bitter for getting passed over for a position that they were less than the best candidate for. White people are often assumed to be the better candidate for an opportunity when compared to a black person and so the burden of proof isn’t much of a burden at all. White people are always being kicked to the curb in order for some institution to support or promote lesser qualified black people. Black people hardly ever lift themselves up by their boot strap and are always looking for a handout.
Ironically, the white person’s claim of discrimination is never ever made against a company with a history of discriminating against white people. In fact, the white person who claims to be discriminated against is usually against a company that is doing its best to reverse its traditional neglect of the ethnic community. But such a move is obviously strongly disapproved by the people, black and white, who would do anything to keep the status quo that favors white privilege and black subjugation.
When a black person makes a claim of racial discrimination it is usually against a company that has demonstrated a history of neglecting the black community. A company or institution that is void of black people or one where the black population is so poorly represented that discrimination is apparent if someone made the choice to recognize it for what it truly was.
But when the white person makes a claim of discrimination he or she is actually saying the company or institution is guilty of keeping a single white individual from joining when the company or institution has a strong history of support for the white community. This discrimination that the white person is claiming is not a form of discrimination that continues to perpetuate the subjugation of an entire race of people. This is the type of discrimination that tries to prevent the proliferation of racial diversity. Racial diversity runs absolutely contrary to white privilege. And a white dominated culture must protect their elevated status at all cost.
Fictitious horrors like reverse discrimination have about as much merit as one of America’s billionaire CEOs filing for welfare. It happens on a regular basis and we condone it. In order for our society to be absolutely fair the people with all the money should have the same opportunity to file for section eight as the people with no money at all. Fairness is top priority in America’s perpetual pursuit of absolute equality without ever doing anything that is even remotely equal.