What is metaracism?


My buddy is doing his masters in political science and brought this up today. Can someone help me better understand the meaning of “metaracism”?

Thank you

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It’s a type of racism where the racist doesn’t think believe ethnic groups attain success at different rates due to genetic and biological differences, but rather through cultural differences.

It’s the difference between these two statements:

X people are superior due to their genes – they are naturally more [positive adjective] compared to group Y, who are naturally more [negative adjective].


X people are superior due to their [positive adjective] culture, which enables them to do [good thing] compared to group Y, who have a [negative adjective] culture and therefore are more likely to do [bad thing].

The idea is that if a racial/ethnic group changes its culture to be more like Culture X, the ethnic group will do better.