The Negative Effects Of A Post-Racial Society

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‘Post-racial’ is just one of several terms that only pervert and distort the discussion of race and give people who wish to disrupt the conversation a place to park their ideas. The idea of a post-racial society only seems to acknowledge the fact that there is such a thing as racism, however, it is a terms that implies that race no longer exists and Black people are no longer effected by the hostile environment that racism creates. Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a letter to his son “Between the World and Me,” which highlights many critical points of what is often called the ‘Obama-era’ and how America will never truly be America because of the divide between races. The killings of African American men, women and children give light to all but the ignored thought that racism is just as dominant as it ever was in history. …show more content…
“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates exploits the harsh truth of being Black in ‘post-racial’ America and the negative effects it has had on him and the people he gr up with. Slavery is not just the idea of picking cotton and being whipped, slavery is the mental toll that society inflicts on the Black mind, it is being told constantly by white people that there is hope, that there is a way out, it is the incarceration and killing of Black people by police officers who justify their actions based on gang affiliation and the style of a Black male’s clothes, this is ‘post-racial’ slavery, negating post-racism in

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