Race: Color-Blind Racism

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This board explores the emergence of what sociologist Eduardo Bonilla-Silva calls color-blind racism, which can be understood as the ideologies, practices, and policies that support a white surpremacist racial hierarchy, but do so under the guise of racial color-blindness.

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"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...

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So You Want to Talk about Critical Race Theory The Trump administration has instructed federal agencies to end racial sensitivity trainings that address topics like white privilege and critical race...

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Comparison of "White Supremacist," "Colorblind," and "Color Conscious" frameworks

Across race and ethnicities, those with bachelor's degree more likely than less educated counterparts to discuss race Source: Pew Research Center People Talk, Democratic Party, Ethnic, Bachelor's Degree, Politics, Racing, Facts, Education, Blind

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 Source: Pew Research Center Social Science Research, Pew Research Center, Content Analysis, Public Opinion, Political Issues, Marriage And Family, People Talk, At Least, Racing

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. Cultural Artifact, White Privilege, Narrative Essay, Out Of Touch, Intersectional Feminism, Change Is Good, Girl Next Door, History Facts

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

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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…

"The more you realize we are the same" ~ Justin Timberlake So you get judged by the color of your skin too? Justin Timberlake, Close To My Heart, Social Justice, Blind, Your Skin, Equality, Feminism, Growing Up, Color

"The more you realize we are the same" ~ Justin Timberlake So you get judged by the color of your skin too?

of Race--the social construct--was constructed to systemically disenfranchise and oppress certain races of people for the benefit of others.And who benefits when we stop talking about the way race has been constructed? Equality Now, Stop Talking, Close To My Heart, Sociology, Oppression, Change The World, Current Events, Blind, Feminism

(3 of 3) Race--the social construct--was constructed to systemically disenfranchise and oppress certain races of people for the benefit of others. ~ Ryan Dalton ...And who benefits when we stop talking about the way race has been constructed?

of Yes, race is a social construct. But who constructed it? Imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchal opportunists with an agenda. Dating Blog, Close To My Heart, Sociology, Social Justice, Change The World, Current Events, Blind, Equality, Feminism

(2 of 3) Yes, race is a social construct. But who constructed it? Imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchal opportunists with an agenda. ~ Ryan Dalton

of People who use "race is a social construct" to argue that we should not talk about race don't understand race as a social construct. Dont Understand, Close To My Heart, Sociology, Social Justice, Change The World, Current Events, Blind, Equality, Feminism

(1 of 3) People who use "race is a social construct" to argue that we should not talk about race don't understand race as a social construct. ~ Ryan Dalton

"lol these ppl 'don't see race' right up until you start making beloved fictional characters black, then they're century anthropologists" ~ (aka, shrill your darlings) Black Like Me, Racial Equality, Pop Culture Art, Political Science, Challenge Me, Im Trying, Social Issues, 18th Century, Growing Up

"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)

We can't overcome racism if we don't acknowledge it's there in the first place.Been acknowledged and dismissed at the same time Try To Remember, Need To Know, Political Opinion, Politics, Taken Quotes, Sonia Sotomayor, Think Before You Speak, Civil Rights Movement, Oppression

"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 White Privilege, Anti Racism, Intersectional Feminism, Pro Choice, Political Science, White People, Challenge Me, The More You Know, Close To My Heart

"'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

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Dear White People: Halloween is Not an Excuse to Be Racist. Respect. Learn what it means. If you can't have fun without being racist, who are you? Know your history. Learn your privilege.