Color Blind Racism

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Color-blind Racism

As I waited in line at a grocery store I noticed that the wait was unbearably long. It’s the first of the month a man snickered to me, confused I asked him what do you mean? He replied with people receive their welfare checks today, I know you are not one of them. I told him you never know what someone is going through or what their financial situation is so you can’t pass judgement. After I said that he told me to look around and see what type of people I see. I continued to look when I notice a large amount of Hispanics in line, even though that’s what I saw I told the man I see people waiting in line. He continued to tell me how illegal aliens are ruining our economy, taking our jobs, and taking advantage of our system. At that moment I realized this man is blaming all of society’s problems on Hispanics. Was this man a color-blind racist which is someone who acts like skin color does not matter when it does or just plain racist someone who thinks they are superior to another race?
If the United States is color-blind more people will be prejudice like that man. That’s why I’m anti color-blind racism. This would add fuel to fire because you cant just ignore an ongoing problem as if it does not exist. By ignoring the key factor of injustice will not bring justice. If we as a nation want to learn from the mistakes of the past we can’t be selective on what we want to remember. Therefore color-blind racism will skyrocket racial inequality for years to come.
Color-blind racism is the use of race-neutral principles to defend the racially unequal status quo. I personally think color-blind racism should not be used in today’ s society because it avoids the perspective of the struggles minorities go through. Many minorities are targeted in subtle ways like social distance a tendency to approach or withdraw from a racial group; And racial profiling the arbitrary police-initiated action based on race, ethnicity, or natural origin rather than a

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