Racism. A word with so much power, it often is avoided in discussion by those who aren’t well versed in what it means. No one wants to be labeled as a racist. Two polarizing views saturate the media. The left criticized for slandering those they see as racist and the right, on the other hand, argues that racism doesn’t exist in contemporary America. Of course, these statements are generalities, no one statement can inhabit all persons who subscribe to a certain ideology. Nonetheless, the issue I often in encounter when discussing racism is the argument for or against the validity of reverse racism.