Post-Racialism in a World of Niggers and Crackers

From melting pot to gumbo pot, we are all in the same stew, bubbling at the same heat.

Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World

I continue to be intrigued by this idea of post racialism and am still trying to figure out exactly what that looks like. Some people are afraid, and rightly so, that post-racialism means that we all will start to look and talk the same and that our identities will dissolve into a common, post-racial culture. Indeed, there are some who would rather not acknowledge people’s differences because it makes them feel uncomfortable.

For instance,

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I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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6 Responses to Post-Racialism in a World of Niggers and Crackers

  1. Heartafire says:

    an interesting and timely article. thank you.

  2. The times, they are a-changing. Change is slow. Gradually people are recognising and respecting difference but haters, hate, hatters and prejudice die slow.

    • They are changing, and I am thankful for the change. Sweepy wrote a wonderful, well-thought-out exploration of this, and I was so glad to read it.

      Politics aside, I think a cleanse of the words we use to describe one another does little to mask tension, bias, and prejudice. That comes later. I have said elsewhere that a white person who uses the N-word and insists they are not racist is as absurd as a man who claims he is a feminist telling rape jokes. Something does not jive well there. I think it is our responsibility not to vilify, but to teach, in these circumstances, but I am not a pundit or a journalist, and can stay well away from the mudslinging.

  3. Lindy Lee says:

    …not wrong, just different.

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