I am armed with a significant amount of patience. Therefore, I believe I understand your position. You believe you understand racism based on the dictionary definition and without having PERSONAL knowledge and experience, like we have the benefit of, it can be hard to view racism outside of the definitions that most white people use.
Especially since people often get confused by the dictionary, thinking that it controls the definition of words. This isn't true. The dictionary only records the usage and meaning of words used by society. Therefore, words like racism can be updated.
But the definition of racism that was recorded by Webster was the definition of the majority which is a perfect irony because the fact that the majority get to define racism is in itself the very fundamental exercise of racism. They believe they can tell us what racism is without getting an understanding between both sides; the majority and the minority.
Racism is a power dynamic. The definition most of us consider standard is the one used by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, a psychiatrist. Because the majority of whites don't have to think about racism it is easy for them to think it is just race based prejudice, discrimination, or preference. But we have other words to describe those things. Racism encompasses all these things but highlights the power dynamic between a race in a greater position of power, using that power to oppress a race that has less.
The idea that only cops can be racist is retarded. So if it's not just cops that means there are racists prosecutors, judges, even presidents. That's what makes it systematic. It's not one bad apple. It's a whole bunch that do not coordinate their individual acts but because of their individual acts it equates to oppression on a massive scale.
White people want it to be possible for black people to be racist so that the term can be applied to black people in reverse so that they can call it even and say "hey there are black racists too."
This myth is perpetuated by black people who let their anger turn into hatred and their desire for revenge overwhelms them. But you have to keep in mind that all of these instances are just reactions to white racism and the oppression of white supremacy.
Imagine if Trump wasn't lying about his xenophobic comments about people crossing the border. "They're rapists. They're murderers". The point of saying that is so that whites wont feel sorry for them. That's the point. Racists want other whites not to care about any other race but their own. And when they get whites to do this, and so say "oh that black guy had a rap sheet", what they're doing is turning you into the cop who stood in front of George Floyed while he was being murdered. That cop stood there, protecting his fellow officer while he murdered a man in broad daylight, WHILE people were telling him to look, to check man's pulse. But he ignored them. He assumed that his cop friend wouldn't do that. And he sat there while a racist cop turned him into an accomplice. I don't know if that that stood there was racist or not. But that other cop sure made him look like one.
And that's how racism is. I don't believe all whites are racist. I don't. But all whites tend to look racist when they allow racists to operate in broad daylight.
Is BLM racist?
If you're running from the cops, going 110 mph, the police have to break the speed limit in order to pull you over. Whatever they had to do to catch you in that crime, you can't be like "oh but Imma citizens arrest all of you for speeding in order to catch me". No... Black people have to call out racism and deal with it in the best way we know how. That doesn't make us racists. We simply acknowledge that the construct called race, is what is being used against us and we cannot act like it doesn't exist; not in a company, not in a court, and not when the media views one of our marches and comes to the conclusion that BLM organized a violent protest because some white nazi mingled into the crowd and threw something at a cop. It would be nice if we didn't have to consider that possibility but we've already seen racists challenge us in the streets or shoot us (Dylan Roof) in hopes of starting a race war.