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(en) France, OCL - Courant Alternatif CA #228 - Viewpoint: Racism Anti-white: a fallacious notion (fr) [machine translation]

Date Sun, 28 Apr 2013 12:04:34 +0300

On 1 April 2012 the MRAP put on record the existence of "anti-white racism." But the social movement should not legitimize this concept. The issue of anti-white racism must ask ourselves what racism is, and what became of antiracism. The term is now diverted so amazing. And Laurence Parisot, last October, has seriously talked about racism against boss! The left has a responsibility to antiracism that have a moral issue with SOS Racism, to de-radicalize marches for equality in the 1980s. ---- The extreme left, often evoking racism in the unique angle of the division of Workers or scapegoat who avoids speaking of "real problems", helped to minimize this phenomenon. This analysis leads necessary but not sufficient to melt the issue of racism in the anti-capitalist struggle alone.

What is racism?

We must remember what socially racism: the construction from above (political, government, media, intellectuals ...), a defined population from a membership and essentialized certain criteria (skin color, culture religion, nationality ...). The essentialisation led amalgam and prejudice. The construction above then spreads to all levels of society. Racism is not only hostility, hatred or rejection of a population constructed according to a given criterion, but a relationship of domination and unequal treatment, as determined by the hierarchy of values ââcalled "higher or lower" and / or "dangerousness" attributed to such people, "culture", "civilization". This process assigns groups referred to some social marginalization can lead to different forms eviction, see to their extermination. You can not put on the same plane racism reaction, for example a young racialized or-e,-e impoverished, expressing frustration at social injustice and racism of a white proletarian who believes that it is a priority because it would be "home". White can suffer because of hostilities, resentment or hatred reaction can sometimes be violent, but that may take the form of a system of racist oppression that marginalize white populations. While there may be political essentializing white supremacist groups in black for example, the racist ideology is not based on any real social or institutional domination and no consequence for the social group defined as white.
Racism and "hate community"

The hostile reaction of some kids cities is closer to the phenomena of communal tensions in the United States. In Los Angeles, for example, Hispanics, Asian and Black are competing in the labor market and compete territorially through the phenomena of gangs. All, however, are socially dominated by whites. Community tensions that tend to sometimes be perceived as racism, are explained again with colonial history. The imperialists have always divided and rule in the colonies between populations dominated them, or favoring one group over another. It is the same today with the implementation of this method in cities and neighborhoods. If communal tensions are worrisome, violent, and combat in that they dominated the lead-es to divide or to kill them, they are to be understood as a consequence of systemic racism. Because it is racism and stigmatization from above that nourish the prejudices that integrate racialized groups against other groups racialized.

Divide and conquer

Anti-Semitism also through these tensions. With one hand, the alignment of the major parties on the Zionist ideology which exploits the CRIF and anti-Semitism, and secondly the stigma of " barbaric young suburban anti-Semitic . " Thus, politicians and the media speak of double standards between the condemnation of anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, which only fuels the communal tensions. Dialectically, the development of antisemitism in this situation can serve as a "shield" against the white-racialized hostility are, what is the meaning of speech wishing Alain Soral guide frustrations legitimate inhabitants and residents Popular neighborhoods not against systems of domination they suffer but against "Jewish-Zionist conspiracy." Through these concepts, the right and the extreme right are trying to maintain social privileges while stigmatizing part of the population. Thus Elijah Domota and RÃgine Delphin UGTG members were accused es of anti-white racism because they criticized the system of domination BÃkÃs. Do not confuse the consequences (rejection of the other community tensions ...) with causes (systemic racism). Equate the two tends to make accountable es racialized hostility and discrimination they face and to deny the existence of a relationship of domination.

Nicolas Pasadena (AL Montreuil)
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