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Will there ever be a ‘Post-Racial’ Society?

Published July 27, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Will America Ever Be A ‘Post-Racial’ Society? | NEWS JUNKIE POST

By Gilbert Mercier

The article gives some commentary on race relations in the US after the arrest of an African American academic Henry Louis Gates in his home by a White police officer. What resulted from this incident were claims of racial profiling and subsequent comments by the President, which caused a political whirlwind.

Points of interest

  • Racial divide did not magically end because of Obama’s election
  • ” racial politics” in America are far from over.
  • African-American & Latino experience, racial profiling by police
  • Minority status makes people automatically potential suspects.

America has come a long way from its ugly past as far as race relations, but we still have a long way to go.

Additional Information

African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination

Commentary

In the past 40 – 50 years there have been significant advance in civil rights however the old hate has not disappeared, discrimination has just become more sophisticated. This is but one example of Institutional racism, whereby is

“the collective failure of an organization to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture or ethnic origin”.

In this case, the police acted on a report that two black men were trying to break into a house, in fact they where however one was the owner of the home Mr Gates.

Further Story by Womenmusing

Black Men and Crime What’s The Story?

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Reverse Racism and the US Surpreme Court

Published July 18, 2009 by Michael C Leeson


Ricci v. DeStefano

Reverse discrimination

The Supreme Court and Redefining Racism

Posted by Jos – July 17, 2009, at 10:04AM @Feministing

Reversing “Reverse” Racism or Something.

Posted by Samhita – June 30, 2009, at 01:44PM @Feministing

Should we question Alito’s motives in the Ricci case

by Adam Serwer on June 30, 2009 9:35 AM The American Prospect