Reverse Racism is racism by or for the benefit of groups that have historically been the victims of racism. As such, it does not refer to the "reverse" of racism, but to a reversal in the direction of racism.
Example of reverse racism include:
- Racial quotas for employment or education, which give minority groups an advantage;
- Racial rhetoric used by minority group leaders, directed against majority groups;
- exaggerated sympathy for people of a minority, e.g. the sympathy votes that lead to Barack Obamas victory in the 2008 presidential election[Citation Needed]