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8 Common Practices That Will Never Solve Racism

 

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Ignore It by Being ‘Colorblind’

From award-winning actor Morgan Freeman to controversial news commentator Bill O’Reilly, too many public figures believe the key to solving racism is to simply ignore it. These days it’s even taken on a new moniker of “colorblind.” The problem is that ignoring racism or pretending you “don’t see” color is not even coming close to providing an actual solution to a problem that has impacted generations of Black people. “Colorblindness doesn’t acknowledge the very real ways in which racism has existed and continues to exist, both in individuals and systemically,” explains The Guardian’s Zach Stafford. “By professing not to see race, you’re just ignoring racism, not solving it.”

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Extend a ‘Hand in Love’ to White People

Rapper Common shocked many of his fans when he, just a short while after creating an award-winning song for Selma, suggested the key to solving racism was extending a “hand in love” to white people. While promoting hatred, obviously, isn’t a solution to racism, loving white people is no better of a plan to bringing down institutional racism. As senior enterprise reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Stacey Patton, explained, the “hand in love” philosophy has many serious flaws. “This whole idea presumes that racism is about love, hate or any other subjective or fleeting emotion, rather than a deeply entrenched systemic institutional form of oppression that’s at the foundation of this country,” Patton writes. “This suggestion not only shows his lack of understanding of Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘beloved community’ of justice and equality; it puts the responsibility on Black Americans for solving racism, further blaming Black people for persistent inequality.”

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4 thoughts on “8 Common Practices That Will Never Solve Racism

  1. Ramal Davis says:

    The solution to racism/white supremacy is BLACK EMPOWERMENT through the practice of group economics. This way when we build our own economy with black dollars exchaning black hands we can build every institution we need for a high quality of life and employ ourselves WITHOUT HAVING TO RELY ON OUR ENEMIES. I don't care if non-blacks and whites hate us, just so long as they are not able to HARM us.

  2. this is really insightful!

  3. That’s what up Brother! We have begun the process of buying from Black owned businesses and this is the only way that the Black community will end racism.

    No, we will not force ourselves into their community, we will build our own community. No, we will not force ourselves into their education system, but we will create the world best education system for our own community. No longer will we create for their industries, so that they can own summer home, and winter home. So that they can drive the best cars in the world, and fly around in private jets. But build our own industries in our own community so that we can employ ourselves. And these industries will clean up our own community, will provide the best paying career for our own people, we will create millionaires in our own community.

    No more watching as the police officers, shoot down my children, and kill my sons and daughters in cold blooded murder without due process under their laws. We will build our own African defense league, with the baddest Black attorneys that the world has ever seen. And these attorneys will be totally funded by Black industries. Therefore, when any officers of the law put their hands on any one of the Black community they will feel the magnitude of the whole Black community coming down on their heads.

    Just like you my dear Brother, who care about whites, or anyone else hating me because I am Black, nor do I wake up in the morning thinking about those who hate me. Absolutely not! I do wake up thinking about getting Black people to see that we are spending hundreds of billions of dollars with those same ones who hate us. I do think about the day we will spend hundreds of billions of dollars with Black owned businesses. I do think about the day when there will be no more crime, drugs, and homelessness. And teen pregnancy will be a thing of the past.

    That the Black Community will become an economic super power. I do think upon these things!

    Join the Buy Black Movement http://www.blackbusinessnetwork.com/Nturner8061.

    Nat Turner

  4. That’s what up Brother! We have begun the process of buying from Black owned businesses and this is the only way that the Black community will end racism. No, we will not force ourselves into their community, we will build our own community. No, we will not force ourselves into their education system, but we will create the world best education system for our own community. No longer will we create for their industries, so that they can own summer home, and winter home. So that they can drive the best cars in the world, and fly around in private jets. But build our own industries in our own community so that we can employ ourselves. And these industries will clean up our own community, will provide the best paying career for our own people, we will create millionaires in our own community.
    No more watching as the police officers, shoot down my children, and kill my sons and daughters in cold blooded murder without due process under their laws. We will build our own African defense league, with the baddest Black attorneys that the world has ever seen. And these attorneys will be totally funded by Black industries. Therefore, when any officers of the law put their hands on any one of the Black community they will feel the magnitude of the whole Black community coming down on their heads.
    Just like you my dear Brother, who care about whites, or anyone else hating me because I am Black, nor do I wake up in the morning thinking about those who hate me. Absolutely not! I do wake up thinking about getting Black people to see that we are spending hundreds of billions of dollars with those same ones who hate us. I do think about the day we will spend hundreds of billions of dollars with Black owned businesses. I do think about the day when there will be no more crime, drugs, and homelessness. And teen pregnancy will be a thing of the past. That the Black Community will become an economic super power. I do think upon these things! Join the Buy Black Movement http://www.blackbusinessnetwork.com/Nturner8061.
    Nat Turner

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