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23. It hasn't made an improvement
Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:10 AM
Jul 2015

The last generation to make a real difference in the level of racism between their generation and the one before it was the Baby Boomer generation, and they did a great deal of active work.


Here's a good article: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/white-millennials-products-failed-lesson-colorblindness/

If you can still find it, safeinOhio Jul 2015 #1
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You need to read the section about not being "color blind." n/t gollygee Jul 2015 #3
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Experts in anti-racism disagree gollygee Jul 2015 #14
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I agree with you Telcontar Jul 2015 #17
There are articles linked gollygee Jul 2015 #18
Welcome to DU by the way el_bryanto Jul 2015 #21
My kids have friends of several races and really don't give a shit about their skin color. Nye Bevan Jul 2015 #4
There's a great deal written about why it's important to talk to kids about race gollygee Jul 2015 #6
They don't but the society they live in does. geek tragedy Jul 2015 #8
Yep. Starry Messenger Jul 2015 #9
There is a meaning to "colorblind". qwlauren35 Jul 2015 #28
This message was self-deleted by its author RobertEarl Jul 2015 #5
Completely disagree with her on #3 oberliner Jul 2015 #7
They might be saying that but that's not the reality, and MLK was not "color blind" gollygee Jul 2015 #16
I know there are a lot of articles and studies espousing this view oberliner Jul 2015 #19
I do think it's something well intended people do gollygee Jul 2015 #20
I think it could be an improvement oberliner Jul 2015 #22
It hasn't made an improvement gollygee Jul 2015 #23
It definitely has oberliner Jul 2015 #24
Studies have confirmed that it hasn't gollygee Jul 2015 #25
Studies have confirmed that it has oberliner Jul 2015 #76
like I said, only 're interracial marriage gollygee Jul 2015 #77
That's a pretty illustrative example oberliner Jul 2015 #78
So you didn't read the other questions. gollygee Jul 2015 #82
There's no need for a comment like that oberliner Jul 2015 #83
Oh yeah Oberliner. School 'em with Martin. That'll do the trick! Scootaloo Jul 2015 #56
I don't understand what you mean oberliner Jul 2015 #75
I'll give you my thoughts on this d_r Jul 2015 #79
Colorblind Myth Solly Mack Jul 2015 #10
curious about #1 hfojvt Jul 2015 #11
Our society teaches them these things even if you don't gollygee Jul 2015 #12
our society did NOT teach me those things back in the 1970s hfojvt Jul 2015 #34
There was active anti-racism work going on in the 1970s. gollygee Jul 2015 #36
small areas are part of the nation as a whole hfojvt Jul 2015 #80
I'm basing things on what I've read from people of color, not just my experience gollygee Jul 2015 #81
reading something is not the same as experiencing it hfojvt Jul 2015 #84
and 5 'follow this advice, until someone hands you a new article on the same topic' HFRN Jul 2015 #26
#4 ' if a person of color calls a white person a mean name (cracker, mayo, etc), that isnít racism.' HFRN Jul 2015 #27
It says exactly that gollygee Jul 2015 #29
because an AA has never been president? nt HFRN Jul 2015 #30
One person with high achievement does not negate the overall level of racism in the US. n/t gollygee Jul 2015 #31
maybe he should have appointed an AA Attourney General then HFRN Jul 2015 #32
Same for 2 people. There are millions of people in the US gollygee Jul 2015 #33
you're facing a paradox here HFRN Jul 2015 #35
What? gollygee Jul 2015 #37
OMG! You don't know what "paradox" means, either. cyberswede Jul 2015 #48
another allegation, without evidence HFRN Jul 2015 #50
The "evidence" is your complete misuse of the word. cyberswede Jul 2015 #51
that's actually a circular arguement HFRN Jul 2015 #53
You misused the word "paradox" and I pointed it out. cyberswede Jul 2015 #58
no, all it means HFRN Jul 2015 #59
Except neither gollygee's nor Orrex's argument contained a logical fallacy. cyberswede Jul 2015 #61
that's your opinion nt HFRN Jul 2015 #63
LOL - if you say so. cyberswede Jul 2015 #65
'Their posts are here for everyone to read' -> yes, they are HFRN Jul 2015 #67
LOL - gollygee and Orrex actually have that honor. cyberswede Jul 2015 #70
the level of nasty and disrepectful calling out by Republicans should have clued you in. Sheepshank Jul 2015 #54
yup, first president in history to be disrespected HFRN Jul 2015 #55
Hmm...neither of those examples shows someone being disrespected due to their race. cyberswede Jul 2015 #60
yes, i guess we could say that when W was compared to a monkey, it wasn't because of his race HFRN Jul 2015 #62
Jesus christ - do some research cyberswede Jul 2015 #64
i noticed you side-stepped the fact, that the exact same thing was done to the previous president nt HFRN Jul 2015 #66
Ok: GWB was compared to a monkey because he is STUPID. cyberswede Jul 2015 #68
you've just made the arguement I've been trying to make, thank you HFRN Jul 2015 #69
Do you actually think people compared GWB to a monkey becasue he's white? cyberswede Jul 2015 #72
i'm going to let the audience think of their own answers to that HFRN Jul 2015 #73
There are several kinds of racism. lumberjack_jeff Jul 2015 #71
Here's an easy way to think of it. Orrex Jul 2015 #38
but you have a straw man arguement HFRN Jul 2015 #39
You need to look up the definition of "strawman" cyberswede Jul 2015 #40
I have, and it was, a straw man HFRN Jul 2015 #42
Reading and pasting is clearly not the same as understanding cyberswede Jul 2015 #43
reading is more than you're doing HFRN Jul 2015 #44
Ouch! cyberswede Jul 2015 #45
a conspicuous lack of evidence in you allegations HFRN Jul 2015 #47
um, what? cyberswede Jul 2015 #49
Digging that hole deeper, eh? zappaman Jul 2015 #46
That wasn't a straw man, and you didn't address any of my points. Orrex Jul 2015 #41
That is a good example virtualobserver Jul 2015 #57
I have a partial answer to your interesting question Orrex Jul 2015 #74
My teen white daughter is dating a black male Sheepshank Jul 2015 #52
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