My definition of racism may be different than yours and that’s okay. What is NOT okay is to judge my statements by your definition.
I find one of the easier ways to define racism is to start with what it is not first.
Racism is NOT prejudice
Racism is NOT bigotry
RECAP: Racism is not about your feelings, intolerance, or hatred for others. While there is racial prejudice and racial bigotry but they are not racism.
So wtf is Racism then:
Racism is about discrimination, privilege, power, and difference.
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Racism is a system of power that privileges white folks and discriminates against people of color because of perceived racial difference
Bonus Question: Why is there no such thing as reverse racism?
People of color do not have a system of power that works in their favor against white people.