* Definition of racism
1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.
* Definition of prejudice
(1): preconceived judgment or opinion
(2): an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge
b: an instance of such judgment or opinion
c: an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics
Yes, white people experience prejudice, discrimination, harassment. No doubt, it causes harm to the receiver.
White people do not experience racism (or its popular “reverse racism” concept, I believe it’s called). There has always, always been an inherent imbalance of power between those with lighter skin color and POC. The systemic relationship of power, and thus privilege, is the key factor.
Emergent - no one here has suggested that your feelings are “irrelevant.” In fact, people who have posted have been extremely supportive; several don’t agree, and have respectfully told you why. I believe that it is statements such as these that start a thread to derail, as feelings get hurt and egos get bruised, rather than the message received listened to (I mean, you asked?).