Monday, March 12, 2012

It’s Funny ‘Cause It’s Racist

The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 8, 2012, 10:19 am
By Laurie Essig

We live in a postracial America. NOT! But alas, this is what a large number of white Americans believe. In fact, polls consistently show that blacks and Latinos see discrimination in their daily lives even as whites deny such discrimination. For instance, in the U.S. over 80% of blacks experience “day to day discrimination.” Meanwhile 56% of whites say there is “too much attention paid to racial issues” and whites were 235 times more likely to rate blacks as “lazy” than they were whites.

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