"how is that racist?"- white proverb
How is this post not considered racist? As you have grouped together a whole race by saying “white proverb”.
Well, imfallingoutofthe-sky, there are multiple problems with your statement. First off, white people do not experience racism. We might experience prejudice, but not racism. Because racism is not “my feelings were hurt,” it is violence and death. It is not “you said this one thing,” it is that one thing being used across the country as proof that this race is inferior. Racism is an intricate oppressive structure. This comment on the internet appears like racism because we are taught a simplified and minimized idea of what racism is.
Second off, I’m going to guess that you haven’t bat an eyelid when you see an “african proverb” or an an “asian proverb.” These are two cases of, in your words, “group[ing] together a whole race by saying ____ proverb.” But the difference here is that the african proverb and the asian proverb are used to exotify these races. Look at how ~interesting~ and ~majestic~ these people are! Whereas the white proverb is used to humorously address this incredibly troublesome way that we cherry pick words from a culture, strip them of all context, and then use them as feel good fuel for white people.
Let me be quite clear: your anger at this one statement on the internet is not a case of racism. It is a case of you seeing a post that acknowledges your privilege as a personal attack. And there are deep seated reasons for that, none of which have to do with the statement actually being racist.