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Same racism, new tactics

Melissa Harris Perry clearly defines one twenty-first-century style of transmission of racism in our culture, misrecognition or minimization of a group defined by race. Having taught courses on cultural diversity and racism privileged me to review the extensive literature on how white supremacy has evolved different tactics, over ages, to maintain their delusional beliefs. At each moment in history when white cultural delusions underlying an oppression of a non-white culture is beginning to become discernible, the tactic changes. The human race has utilized these disgraceful tactics to dominate and control any group they falsely defined as inferior or having “less” human qualities. It continues. No, we do not live in a post-racial America.

Jasenn Zaejian

Southern California

Apr 18 2014 - 4:35pm