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Color Blindness and Racism

Posted by Jack Stephens on July 1, 2008

Abagond blogs:

On the one hand, to hold on to their unfair position and advantages in society, to their white privilege, and feel right and good about it, whites had to believe racist lies. Like that blacks lacked brains or a willingness to work hard.

And yet, on the other hand, they knew that racism was wrong.

So in the 1970s whites reached a fork in the road: either give up racism and its advantages, in pride, position and wealth, or hang onto racism by becoming blind to it.

One Response to “Color Blindness and Racism”

  1. ineeduf said

    This is powerful. I’m actually reading a book entitled “White Privellage”. It talk’s about White’s and their constant upper hand and power, expecially economically. Whats interesting about the book is it also goes into the past and talks about immigration. It reveals how hispanics, asians, and other groups battled becoming white so they could be privellaged as well. They even went to court despite them being a completely different ethnic background and having a difference in overall culture .

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