Dr. Deneese L. Jones,
San Antonio, TX.
Race still matters! Even after sixty years past the Brown v. Board decision where the courts mandated: “With all deliberate speed.”,race is still a significant factor in our educational institutions, the criminal justice system, and employment. There are real differences in how different races and ethnicities think and talk about this subject. Millennials struggle to articulate their views on how race and racism operate in their lives. Indeed, a deeper structural understanding of race and racism is something that is completely lost on this generation. And asking narrow questions about race relations and diversity to gauge attitudes toward race is counterproductive to these deeper understandings. Without a doubt, we may have come to these United States in differing boats but we are all in the same boat now where race matters and the struggle continues.