“A given society is racist or it is not.” Frantz Fanon

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How a society reacts to racial incidents is a reflection of how that same society treats and regards the people it most oppresses. 

Ferguson cartoon

This cartoon was published by the Columbia Daily Tribune on August 20, 2014.  What can we gather from this image and from the many other remarks that are being put out there about Ferguson? 

http://www.columbiatribune.com/editorial-page-pdf/pdf_7ba60545-29a1-5ad9-a1d3-b85b361ce6da.html

In this supposedly “post-racial” society, it has become the norm to brush off any incident involving race and when race is brought up, the eyes go rolling again and it is said (out loud) – “there you go throwing out the race card again!” 

Race, whether you like it or not or whether you want to acknowledge it or not, is at the heart of many of society’s ills. Race and racism have never gone away because there is a vested interest from those who benefit or pose to benefit from its continued existence.

Challenge: next time someone (or maybe you?) is uttering some problematic BS about Ferguson, Mike Brown, and any other related racialized nonsense, put an end to it and no silence does NOT count.  

#lablogadora #notpostracial #Ferguson

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