black people can't by definition be racist.
to be racist means to push prejudice views on another group.
black ppl on average have no power over other races in america, black people created no laws and enforce few.
in theory a black person can have prejudice but never truly be racist because they have no power in america.
Not to say that you are wrong because technically you are right.. But I'm honestly tired of hearing that, if that is true then hardly anyone can be racist besides like a very small percent of the population.
I'm white and have no influence or power over black peoples lives so can I be racist simply because there are other people who have no relation or give no fu*ks about who I am have power over other peoples lives? Doesn't really make any sense. Couldn't a black cop be racist because he holds power over those white and colored people?
The majority of people in the world hold no power or influence over any group of people. Only a small percent do and yes, they do happen to be white. But there are still people of color out there who do hold positions of power, even if it rare.
So, I know by definition what people mean when they say black people can be racist but it just seems like a defense tactic when they already know what people are saying, they can be prejudice. Just like me, a white person, could be prejudice. But I cannot be racist by definition either because I hold no power of anyone live be it another white person or someone of color.