Essay on Racism On A Color Blind Society

1111 Words Nov 30th, 2016 5 Pages
Racism is a topic that has always been controversial for a countless number of years. It has been a serious topic since the beginning of America. Everyone has been a victim of racism at least one time in their life no matter what race they may be. Racism is so many things but what really is racism? Racism to me is a belief that inherent differences among different human races determine cultural or individual achievement. This usually establishes the idea that one 's own race is superior and has the right to rule others. People have been trying to find a “cure” to racism for a very long time.
Many activists would protest that a color-blind society is the answer. I do not believe that emphasis on a color-blind society is the answer to racism. I don’t think that emphasis on a color-blind society is the answer to racism for two reasons, but the main reason is because society has never been color-blind, sadly especially when it comes to white people. For hundreds of years, America has treated race as if it is the most important thing about a person. It is literally on every form we fill out. Race was the main focus in the slave trade, slavery, and the civil rights era. Sadly, race is still the main focus today as well. Being color-blind is something that America has never done so it would be nearly impossible to put emphasis on it.
Trying to make America color-blind is like trying to get a cat to bark, pretty difficult. America does not even know what being color-blind entails.…

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