"A fully functional multiracial society cannot be achieved without a sense of history and open, honest dialogue." --Cornel West
As Dr. Johnson said in class, our society condemns the "frothing at the mouth" racists, allowing the vast majority to dismiss their own racist attitudes and/or behavior. News stories that punish racism, such as the one mentioned above, perpetuate the notion that "racist" behavior exists on the individual level rather than the societal level. As a result, the racial structures that exist in our society go unnoticed.
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