Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Post Racial America: Nonsense!

A locker room in a Santa Monica high school, a motel parking lot in Jackson, Mississippi, a parking lot in Livonia, Michigan, a street in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, and a street in Patchogue, Long Island. These are but a few of the places where racism has shown it's ugly face and the stories have made some type of headline. I wonder how many more of these stories go untold, unheard of. What is strikingly comparable in all these racial crimes, aside from the Livonia incident, is that in all they were committed by white teenagers or young adults.

I ask, are we living in a reverse society? One that never learned anything from the civil rights era? All the strides from that era seem to be going out the back door. It is obvious that these were crimes committed by youth whom somewhere along the lines of their upbringing were taught to hate.

Understand, children are born colorblind, they don't learn skin colors and racial differences all their own. Somewhere along the line, they are taught, they learn from their surroundings, adults and peers; they learn black, white, tan, minority and majority. They learn the concept of race and the stupid division of society by skin color. Skin color, that which defines and poisonously divides us.

At the current pace, a post racial America is pure nonsense!

Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been. -Angela Davis


  1. This is why it is so important to speak up when things are wrong until we make it completely unacceptable.

  2. Very true. It is understandable, we all have busy lives, myself included, but that doesn't mean that we should walk with blinders on.