Color Blind Racism

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1. One of the central tenants of the paradigm of Hauntology is that bad things that happen in the past will continue to haunt our society. Another central tenant is that minorities facing problems in the past will continue to suffer in the present and in the future. For example, Warren Cariou describes a situation in which past events continue to haunt our society when he writes about how native people were killed or exiled from their land by Europeans, so the ghosts of the native people returned to seek vengeance upon them. Cariou explains why this revenge of the land occurred: “Revenge is of course the return of something: an injury…misdeeds of the past creates a climate in which dangerous symptoms must erupt in the present” (Cariou 729). …show more content…
However color blind racism is a perfect example of racism not being over. Color blind racism is racism that acts as if skin color does not matter, even though it’s evident that it does. For example you found whites that refuse to use the word black in public because they are afraid to sound racist. In addition instead of using the word “race” they would rather use words like culture, or ethnicity. Most of them would use the word African-American, or white people who would still support a black person success and be the first to criticize when they make a simple mistake. A color blind racist person might say “people are just people” “I don’t see color” “my best friend is black” or “personality is all the matters”. People are blind folded to color they try to look right it. We still judge a black man who only date white women, why is it so wrong. Why do we even noticed it in the first place? It is obvious that we don’t just see people there is more to …show more content…
Most black men are in prison for misdemeanors while white men are out here pleading insanity and getting away with their crimes. There is an abundance of minorities in prison now, and they are bunked up in prisons beds, sleeping uncomfortably, and the food that they eat is not very appetizing. If you ever visit a jail cell their bathroom is inside the room where they sleep. Imagine taking a dump in a room where others can smell it, and they have no choice but to sit there and endure the stench. Before slaves slept in their own feces and would have to urinate in the little bit of space that was given to them. The chains are something that they used before to keep the slaves from running, and they that’s exactly what they do with modern day prisoners. Another example of racism evolving is how black women are portrayed in music videos. They walk around in bikinis and let these men exploit their body and show them off to the world. That is a part of history repeating itself with Sara Bartman who went to Europe willingly thinking she can find fame and fortune, but she was fooled. In Europe she became a display they looked at her big, mouth, they her skin and her big but. She was sold to a circus where danced for the entertainment of white people. She was name hot and tot Venus. She was known as the first video vixen before radio and TV. was even invented. Women in modern

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