Race: Color-Blind Racism
This board explores the emergence of what sociologist Eduardo Bonilla-Silva calls color-blind racism, which can be understood as the ideologies, practices, and…
(5 of 10) So You Want to Talk about Critical Race Theory
"Color-blindness" & "Meritocracy" Color-blindness and meritocratic rhetoric serve two primary functions: 1. They allow white people to feel consciously irresponsible for the hardships people of color face and encounter daily 2. They also maintain white people's power & strongholds within society. "Color-blindness: legitimizes racism's need for an 'other' in order to flourish and maintain its influence within the fabric of society...
My favorite racism denier is the one who says "How can America be racist? Obama was elected!"
First, if it had been up to white people he WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN. Most whites were more comfortable w/ Palin possibly becoming president than Obama... ...which frankly tells you all you need to know about white Americans: we have an easier time seeing excellence and ability in a thoroughly mediocre, barely-educated white person, then a high achieving, highly-educated Black person. There's a word for that... ~ @timjacobwise
Across race & ethnicities, those w/ BA more likely than less educated counterparts to discuss race
Across race and ethnicities, those with bachelor's degree more likely than less educated counterparts to discuss race Source: Pew Research Center
Most black and Asian adults talk about race at least sometimes with family and friends
Most black and Asian adults talk about race at least sometimes with family and friends Source: Pew Research Center
Racist: "At least I'm aware of my prejudice." Color-Blind Racist: "If I can't see your color, then I CAN'T judge you..." Artist: Gabriel Ivan Orendain-Necochea / Daily Sundial, 2013
White Lies - "I don't even see race." 1. "I was only being funny! I mean, 'ironic.'" 2. "I have a black wife!" "I adopted Asian kids!" "So nothing we say could possibly be racist!" 3. "As a strong Black woman, I think we Blacks talk too much about racism." [I white man is shown in the frame typing at his computer.] 4. "Only monsters are racist! So criticizing me for racism is calling me a monster! How dare you call me a monster! So uncivil!" 5. "You know who's really discriminated against?
"lol these ppl 'don't see race' right up until you start making beloved fictional characters black, then they're 18th century anthropologists" ~ @theshrillest, (aka, shrill your darlings)
"Forgetting the past doesn't end racism, it maintains it." ~ @ZellieImani Follow this link to find a short clip and analysis on color-blind race logics: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/01/code-speak-and-the-new-racism.html
"In my colleagues view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination. This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination." ~ Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
"'Colorblind' is NOT the solution. We need to talk through racial issues, not pretend like nonexistent #WhitePeople Fewer than 1 in 3 white people say they've talked about race with their family" Source: "White People," MTV documentary
"I don't see race" Follow this link to find a short clip and analysis on color-blind race logics: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/01/code-speak-and-the-new-racism.html Artist: Rachel Shi, "Keep The Water Coloured"