Raven Symone Analysis

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Raven Symone, known for her role on The Cosby Show and That’s So Raven, is loved by many. But recently, that love has been dwindling. Now a talk show co-host on The View, Raven has started a few racial controversies just from her comments on the show. To be a black woman and TV-personal that wants to erase black from her identity or believe in #AllLivesMatter can be problematic for some. Raven claims that she is not a racist and believes that all people should be equal. But her comments say otherwise. Raven’s internalized-racist comments are a perfect example of color-blind racism. Such acts tear at the great strides black people have had to make in order to have a stand in society and Raven trying to promote her post-racial idealistic declaration …show more content…
Author of Racism without Racists, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva explains how we live in a color-blind racist society. Silva defines color-blind racism as the act of being racist to a specific group but not being blatant and obvious about it. In other words, racism is now coming out in a more passive form instead of direct. He states that whites try and assert that they “don’t see any color, just people” and that people “should be judged by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin,” (Silva 1). He argues that this is perfect example of color-blind racism because there is still a tremendous degree of inequality in our society between the White and the colored and yet, White people still claim that it is not out of racism. This ties into the disproportionate impact state violence has on Black lives. Co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, Alicia Garza promotes the ideology that if “Black people get free, everybody gets free,” (Garza 3). Garza sees #AllLivesMatter as promotion of White supremacy by reproducing the idea that we are all the same and no race is singled out. She argues that such a hashtag is the White dominant group trying to take over and control another institution that was not theirs to begin with. Refuting the idea that there are different races is a form of color-blind

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