Color Blind Privilege Analysis

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Tania W., Lamya R., Kira R., Tanisha K.
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12.08.16

In “Color Blind Privilege” by Gallagher, he demonstrates four ways the media, culture(food and music), and television, which influence discrimination and segregation between races.In the television show That’s So Raven, Raven was refused a job becuse she was black while her bestfriend Chelsea, who is white, was immediately offered the job. This relates to colorblindness because people believed that Raven wasn't offered the job because she wasn't good enough for the position but Raven was actually refused the job because she was African American. “Color Blindness allows whites to believe that segregation and racism are no longer an issue because it is now illegal for individuals to be denied
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Also, this is considered racism because the BET awards mostly have blacks perform while the whites usually perform at the VMAs. Singers like Miley Cyrus and Taylor swift are more likely to perform at the VMAs while Rappers like Lil Wayne and Waka Flocka perform at the BET awards. This is an example of Color Blind Privilege because it is seen that white people have their own award show as if they can not be apart of a show that celebrates celebrities. The fact that there are so many racially segregated award shows reveals that America is a segregated country. Media and big companies prejudge that blacks are more likely to listen to black rappers so they encourage that black rappers perform on the BET awards,a black entertainment channel. To further explain the segregation, Gallagher reveals that in some places have “Du-Rag kits, complete with bandana headscarf and elastic headband on sale for $2.95 at hip pop clothing stores…”(79). This is characterized as segregation because there are stores that sell mainly things that they believe the black community wear instead of containing things that both whites and blacks

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