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I was eating M&Ms the other day when I started thinking about the social implications of racism. As I was thinking about it, I realized that a lot of people dont realize that racism works both ways.

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Nephanor Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, this is true for any -ism.  Sexism included.
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WolfwithGlasses Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Racism knows all kinds of colors, sadly racism is one of the oldest human flaws.
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mobeenasghar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
“ O Mankind! Most certainly, it is We (God almighty) who have Created you all from a single (pair) of a male and a female. And it is we who have made you into nations and tribes, that ye may recognise each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is (He who is) the most righteous of you. „

—(Qur'an 49:13)

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In addition, on the following Koranic verse, it indicates that Islam recognises that all human races speak different languages:
“ And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations. In your languages and your colours; verily in that are Signs for those who know. „

—(Qur'an 30:22)


Muhammad's statements on racism ]the Prophet said in his last sermon:
“ All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over a white - except by piety and good action. „
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therickhoward Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
It is true. No one is superior. Not only does it apply to races, but also to religions.

Lots of work to do to make this world a more peaceful place.
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AL0LT0 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful concept. and so true. the fact has always bugged me... everyone is capable of racism.
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therickhoward Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thanks, its an unfortunate but true fact of life.
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MadixNoodles Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great piece. I'm not saying this to be racist, but we do not have many blacks, hispanics, ect. at my school. Two new kids that moved here are black, and they straight out said that they prefer hanging out with white girls, because the black girls at my school are 'bitches'. This actually made me laugh. Also, I think its sad that people automatically think of white people as the bad race and what not. Just because theres that handful in each race that discriminates, it doesn't mean everyone on that race does that. Everyone is different.
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SandBladeRaider Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thank you, what you say is true. Wise words. When any race doesn't realize what a butt they can be, they break everyone even further apart.
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MadixNoodles Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. I love having to deal with homophobic people around me. I just consider myself lucky to have not dealt with much bashing on me for being a lesbian.
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Showzilla Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Good to know I'm not alone in this thinking
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this is so good, people always forget that is goes both ways and it annoys me when people only think it applies to black people.
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AlexDartois Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Race is an illusion, but racism is, sadly, real.
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PoisnousPixie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
It's really nice to be reminded that other people can see it too, sometimes it's easy to forget that other people know racism goes both ways.
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aspieomnipintent Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
balck mandm hsitory month: why no white M&M histroy?
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AShiningStar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Exactly.
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everythingfan3000 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Recently (like... I guess two or three weeks ago, I guess.) at my school, I was sitting near some people (who I think are my friends) who were talking about "white bitches on the court" and then, a few minutes into their rant, they realized I was sitting right there. So they started apologizing "Not you, you're different!" and then one of them asked me if I like black people or white people. I tried to tell them that I didn't care, but they said "Say black people!" so I said black people, and then they said (I don't know if they were joking or not.) "Good, otherwise I would have come to your house and beat you up."
Yeah. This kind of thing happens A LOT where I am. :(
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SandBladeRaider Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
That really sucks. For them mostly to be so impudent like that.
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therickhoward Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
That is so sad. Sometimmes i don't understand the world, keep your head up.
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everythingfan3000 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Thanks, it's okay. :)
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kecske12 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
It's absolutely true
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Morafic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Nice work.
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Smiley-Face-123 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist
Almost all the African American kids at my school hang together and hate on all the white kids. They refuse to be your friend and always make slang terms. They always complain about how white don't like them... maybe they should look the other way.
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EverLastingLuv Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I see a lot more racist blacks nowadays.
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SandBladeRaider Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Yeah.....
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CamilaCantThink Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Student Photographer
So true...
Also most people dont see that race was created for racism.
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XxTWILIGHTxX13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
near where I live a white woman got beat up by an Indian guy. The police (I joke you not) didn't care. However, the men who stood up for the girl got arrested and deemed as racist.
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therickhoward Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Sounds accurate to the world today. Depending on where you live, the racial lines are drawn differently.
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XxTWILIGHTxX13 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I live in England. It seems as if we're very racist to our own race over here.
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therickhoward Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Well Racism can also cross cultural lines as well as color lines.
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Usahi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Everyone thinks that only Whites are racist. It's weird really.
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Manc84 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
SO F*CKING TRUE
This is a issue that have existed quite a while in some countries, and those who try to expose it/fight it... are marked as racist!
Very goodconcept that is easy to understand and well made!
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LegionDCX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
I wouldn't call it 'reverse racism' -- there's nothing reverse about it. It's just regular old racism. In fact, every group of people in the world has distrusted and disliked every group they ever encountered that wasn't like them. It's just that white people have innovated new technologies throughout history, built up their civilizations so powerfully that they've dominated every other group they've come across.

It's no wonder then that every other group, and a large handful of white people too, are racist against white people. We always gang up on the one at the top and try to pull them down to the bottom with the rest of us.
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PinkSkullBunny Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very late, but I appreciate your concept. No one ever thinks that whites are being discriminated against just as much as blacks. My sister was watching that Tyra Banks show a few months ago, and she had this episode about racism. But all her "racism" was pointed at white people. She never once mentioned that other colors can be racist as well. It was like she was saying that all whites are racist, but no blacks, hispanics, etc, were even capable of it. Double standard.
Love your pic.
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LegionDCX Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Oh, most people realize that everyone is racist. But it's to the advantage of non-white people to insist that only white people are (or ever can be) racist, and most white people have been so beaten down over the past 30 years that they won't speak even speak up for themselves anymore lest they be called villains just for standing up for themselves.
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PinkSkullBunny Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right you know, and those who use it to their advantage, often get away with it. I am white, I have many black friends now, but when I was small, there was a black girl who decided that she did not like me, and told the teacher I was racist to her. They believed her because she was black, and did not want any "incidents", so my reputation was ruined. But I don't hate black people. She was just one jackass. But there are many like her, who are actually racist, and do things to cause trouble.
And right again, most whites will not say anything, as they don't want a backlash against them. Its very sad, and certain media, like Tyra Banks, doesn't help either. She actually had an episode about racism, and showed a group of people a bunch of pictures of different races. However, although the panel of people were all racists, she only focused on what this white person thought, and not what any of the others thought, and made it out to sound like all whites were racist, just because the one on her panel actually was.
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Divalter Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Nice
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TreasureGuard Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
good point, that is commonly misunderstood. It does go not only both ways, but all ways.
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Jack-Lilac458 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent concept :nod:
I've heard racist comments from both sides of the spectrum at my school, especially with the common word "honkey" used now, which isn't to my liking
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Darkone10 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
so true
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NANNER182 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
so very true!!
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liveandreloaded Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
its nice to know some people have common sense
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Patchouli-Rolling Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly, people seem to think that white people cause sadness/harm to black people today. COME ON. :sarcasm: That was freaking in the 18 and early 1900s, we're not in the 20th century anymore. Black people today have as many rights as everyone else. It wasn't US, it was our ANCESTORS. TT
I'm glad someone finally pointed that out.
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gravityproductions Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Don't you mean "all ways" rather than "both ways", there isn't just two races. I'd just like to point that out.
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WolfwithGlasses Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
there are no races, we are all one species.
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therickhoward Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
either way really....
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EndangeredAsian Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Is there any good "ism" out there?

Racism, alcoholism, fascism, etc.
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SylverEyes Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
More than two ways, too... but people need to realize that there are two ways first.

I like it. Simple and powerful.
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rellsurf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
a lot of people also forget that there are more than two possible ways.
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