Racism, Racial, And Racial Inequality

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What happened to Jim Crow racism? Blacks are no longer second class citizens of the United States after the social movement of civil rights. Wrong, a new ideology has developed which still constitute racism; it is called color-blind racism. The idea that blacks are better off today than 50 years ago, but will not reach the superiority as whites hold in many institutions. Color-blind racism ideologies operate in four frames which is abstract liberalism, biologization of culture, naturalization of racial matter, and minimization of racism.
Abstract liberalism involves race related issues in the language of liberalism; whites can appear reasonable and moral, while opposing almost all practical approaches to deal with racial inequalities. “Racial ideology “laissez fare racism” or “competitive racism” or argue that modern racism is essentially a combination of the “American greed” with anti-black resentment.” (Bonilla-Silva, Pg.30) The author suggests that these principles are evident when discussing issues such as affirmative action, interracial relationships, neighborhood, and residential segregation. There’s an interview in the chapter where a college student named sue at SU, is asked; if minority students should be provided the unique opportunity to be admitted into universities?
“I don’t think that they should be provided with unique opportunities. I think that, that they should have the same opportunities as everyone else. You know, it’s up to them to meet the standards and whatever that’s required for entrance into universities or whatever. I don’t think that just because they’re a minority that they should, you know, not meet the requirements, you know.”
She like most whites use political liberalism ideals associated with...

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...acks are behind in society and do not get good jobs because they lack education, because you can not apply to certain jobs without having a level of education.
The points the author makes in this chapter are important when it comes to color-blind racism. Color-blind racism is using other factors to explain the disparities between racial groups, especially when it is present in every institution in our society, instead of just acknowledging the problem, which is racism. I agree with the author, reason being that it is evident in contemporary America all of the racial inequalities of systemic racism. Saying that discrimination is not like it once, only proves that it still exist this new ideology is the issue that subordinate groups have to experience and has to be addressed. Our society has to keep addressing this topic although the topic of race is a sensitive one.

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