Saturday, 11 July 2009

The USA is Decidedly Not "Post Racial" Because It's not Post-"Race"

Just the fact that we and whites continue to use the word "racial" ubiquitously is proof that America is not "post-racial". Post-racial isn't "when you stop talking about skin color". "Post racial" begins when you realize and internalze that the fact that "race" does not and never did exist as a biological fact at all. In fact, "race" is the most-used biological term that has no basis in biology. It's actually a white supremacist fantasy.

And so for at least as long as we and white people continue to use the word "race" ubiquitously, it will be obvious that we haven't gotten over the fantasy of "race".

When people stop using the phrase "tooth fairy" you will know they have gotten beyond their peurile belief in the tooth fairy as an important factor in their daily lives. For as long as the phrase "tooth fairy" is ubiquitous in our language, you'll know that the "tooth fairy" myth still has a hold on us, one way or another. The same goes for the word "race".

3 comments:

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smith said...

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