We do not have a word “deskism” for someone who thinks differences between kinds of desk matter, and who has strong preferences in favor of some kinds of desks and against other kinds of desk.
No one can be racist against white people, and all whites are racists. That is why it is not racism when a bunch of blacks beat up a white man who happens to be passing by. When they do that, they are being anti racist. When you try to give “racism” some meaning other than “Beat the daylights out of honkeys”, you are trying to push muck uphill.
“Racism” never had the meaning that some reactionaries and extreme right wingers are trying to give it. And it never will, because there is no need for a word with the meaning Zippy is trying to give “racist”. It is like gays trying to force us to pretend that the word gay still has the meanings cheerful and happy, rather than filthy, disgusting, weak and depraved. It is not in the nature of words to work like that. If there was a place in the language for a word that means what Zippy wants “racist” to mean, we would have had that word a thousand years ago.
The word “racist” was invented at the start of the twentieth century
invented by Trotsky for the purpose of destroying western civilization. It has never meant what reactionaries and right wingers would like it to mean, and it never will mean that. Words mean what they are used to mean, not what people claim they mean or say that they mean, and people just are not naturally inclined to use a word the way that Zippy would like them to use the word “racist”. Language does not work like that.
If there was a place for a word with that meaning, we would have had such a word before Trotsky.
They are pushing muck uphill when they try to keep the pleasant associations of gay, but they have the power. Zippy is pushing muck uphill when he tries to call blacks who beat up whites racist, rather than the anti racists that they so obviously are, and he does not have the power.
“Racist” means what it means, and what it means is that blacks are entitled to beat the hell out of whites, and whites are not entitled to fight back. We saw that in the Zimmerman incident. The supporters of Trayvon implicitly admitted what they explicitly denied, that they assumed that Trayvon attacked Zimmerman. They simply felt that Trayvon had the right to do so, and Zimmerman had no right to defend himself. That is what racism means. Zimmerman was a racist, because less black than Trayvon, therefore deserved his beating.
Trayvon was obviously motivated in part by hatred of those less black than himself, because, according to retard girl’s testimony, when he reached his father’s house, he turned around and said he was going to get that “creepy cracker”. But scarcely anyone called him a racist for that, which shows that is not what “racist” means, shows that even the tiny handful of reactionaries and extreme right wingers that are trying to give it the meaning “someone who thinks differences between kinds of human matter, and who has strong preferences in favor of some kinds and against other kinds of humans”, cannot bring themselves to actually use it in that sense, because it would sound mighty strange to actually use it in accordance with that meaning.
“Racism” is an anti concept because actual usage and purported meaning completely contradict each other. It purportedly means Hitler-nazi-genocide evil, and actually means white, as proven by actual usage, as for example in the Trayvon Zimmerman case. Zimmerman was a racist and Travyon not a racist, just as an air conditioned capitalist tee shirt factory which has eight hour shifts but limited toilet breaks is a sweat shop, but a communist slave labor camp in the tropics where the slaves are worked to death in baking heat on nineteen hour shifts is not a sweatshop.
Similarly “prejudice”. What is prejudice? Is it a belief one assumes true without adequate empirical evidence? Obviously not. “Prejudice” means “hate fact”, or “low status belief”.
Words mean what they are used to mean. And scarcely anyone calls Martin Trayvon racist. Not progressives, not me, and not Zippy. Zippy is not going to spontaneously call Trayvon “racist” to describe the fact that Trayvon was in the habit of attacking people less black than himself, any more than Zippy is going to spontaneously call me “gay” because I am in a good mood.