Post-Racial? Stop. Look. Listen. Racism’s Here.

553195_10152032752592533_15042835_nKyle Alexander,
Rochester, NY.

Coming from a position a white privilege and having a large peer network of other white individuals. I hear a lot of quite muttering of “post-racial” society, and “I don’t even think about race, we’re all the same”. No. We’re not all the same and the only reason you are supporting a post-racial society is because your position of white privilege allows you to not be confronted with race every waking second of your life.

Racism may not be as overt as yesteryear, but racism is not gone. It’s still here. It’s here in the micro-aggressions that flood face-to-face and online interactions. It’s here in the white store clerk who passes by a black customer to serve a white customer. It’s here in the women who locks her car and rolls up her windows merely driving past children playing on Avenue D.
You may not “see” race. But what you are not “seeing” is your own inherent racism.

 

Post-Racial? Stop. Look. Listen. Racism’s Here.

553195_10152032752592533_15042835_nKyle Alexander,
Rochester, NY.

Coming from a position a white privilege and having a large peer network of other white individuals. I hear a lot of quite muttering of “post-racial” society, and “I don’t even think about race, we’re all the same”. No. We’re not all the same and the only reason you are supporting a post-racial society is because your position of white privilege allows you to not be confronted with race every waking second of your life.

Racism may not be as overt as yesteryear, but racism is not gone. It’s still here. It’s here in the micro-aggressions that flood face-to-face and online interactions. It’s here in the white store clerk who passes by a black customer to serve a white customer. It’s here in the women who locks her car and rolls up her windows merely driving past children playing on Avenue D.
You may not “see” race. But what you are not “seeing” is your own inherent racism.

Post-Racial? Stop. Look. Listen. Racism’s Here.

553195_10152032752592533_15042835_nKyle Alexander,
Rochester, NY.

Coming from a position a white privilege and having a large peer network of other white individuals. I hear a lot of quite muttering of “post-racial” society, and “I don’t even think about race, we’re all the same”. No. We’re not all the same and the only reason you are supporting a post-racial society is because your position of white privilege allows you to not be confronted with race every waking second of your life.

Racism may not be as overt as yesteryear, but racism is not gone. It’s still here. It’s here in the micro-aggressions that flood face-to-face and online interactions. It’s here in the white store clerk who passes by a black customer to serve a white customer. It’s here in the women who locks her car and rolls up her windows merely driving past children playing on Avenue D.
You may not “see” race. But what you are not “seeing” is your own inherent racism.

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