A Real Discussion About Race In America
(Black Voices) — Soon after America elected its first black president, pundits and politicians began proclaiming that America was now post-racial, or beyond race. If it wasn’t obvious at first, as the months wore on, it was clear that we weren’t. President Obama spoke out about racial profiling and it almost derailed his efforts to reform our health care system. A clip showing USDA official Shirley Sherrod talking about racism was taken out of context and she was fired in a harsh rush to judgement. The conservative movement in this country is using the threat of reverse racism against whites as a political strategy.