#CommonRacistResponses is a hashtag created by @ChaosGawd to discuss how socialization in a White supremacist society plus White privilege (to obscure this actual socialization and make it appear as if Whiteness as “boiler plate” and “the norm" is a legitimate stance) reveal how Whites use the same tired, easily disproven (though should not be a requirement; our humanity as Black people does not require "proof;" we are human; it is anti-Blackness and racism that dictates that we are not) arguments and derailment day after day after day.
For my examples that I tweeted I addressed: how institutional racism will not be undone with interracial sex; how income inequality is not “just a class issue” but tied to race; the false equalization between Black body dehumanization and some White women not meeting the most extreme aspects of Eurocentric beauty norms yet still access White privilege and beauty privilege in a way that Black women cannot and rarely do, respectively; some White students who do not understand affirmative action, expect college admissions as a birthright, will never suggest that fellow White students who make up more than 75% of all PWIs “took” their slots as it’s always Black students blamed and still believe that Black students are the only ones who get scholarships; the consistent myth of “reverse racism,” which does not exist, at all; nopetastic; the anti-intersectional way in which White women regularly dehumanize and violate Black women’s bodies yet demand that men be held accountable for violation of space, bodies and right to consent to touching.
Upon seeing some of these tweets in the hashtag, a White man posed the usual "Blacks are among the ‘most’ racist" type of common racist response to @ChaosGawd. However @ChaosGawd took his ass to school and challenged White supremacy. Naturally by the time the argument was coming to a close, this White man moved from blaming Black people for racism to calling us “monkeys” with “AIDS.” He couldn’t defend a single thing he said (and even resorted to mentioning “the knockout game” as an example of the oppression of Whites, which is laughable). He probably has never had to defend a word as much of White supremacy is about Whites being socialized to have the same narrow, incorrect world view of Black people, hence the common racist responses in the first place. I mean, how is it that they regurgitate the same racist statements over and over without seemingly noticing the sheer quantity of the repetition if not the lack of quality in the statements? Socialization in White supremacy.
And of course this socialization doesn’t only impact them. Many Black people internalize these same messages and believe these things about us, because of our experience with oppression as well. This is why decolonization (unlearning White supremacist thinking), deconstruction (challenging White supremacist thinking) and resistance (protection of self and cultural value against White supremacy) are so important.