why cant you be racist against white people?
There are like five hundred tumblr posts that explain it way better than I ever could so maybe someone who is not on their phone can link one? But basically, you can have unfounded prejudices against any group of people but “racism” like sexism or ableism denotes a specific socioeconomic power hierarchy that puts a minority group at significant disadvantage when compared to the privileged white majority. You can’t be racist against white people because we are inherently privileged and it is not the same kind of power situation at all. It’s just white people appropriating the term even though it doesn’t apply.