The Internet Says I Am Racist

Jacob Young,
Laguna Niguel, CA

Race is an issue being discussed frequently in popular culture in today’s political climate but I believe that America is not doing enough to talk about race in person. We are seeing a lot of the discourse around race taking place online, on twitter, facebook, chat boards. However, I don’t think the issue of race, especially in white homes, is being discussed enough around the dinner table. We are still extremely segregated as a society and it’s important that we do more to uncomfortable situations in person. The conversation of race, in general, seems to be lacking nuance; black president = no racism, successful white man = white privilege.

 

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