May 25, 2017
“You don’t have to be racist to be racist” screams a headline in Affinity magazine.
“Surprise! Racism does not always come from the minds of racists,” the article opens. “It is called ‘Color-blind Racism,’ a type of racial discrimination where people of color are unintentionally disregarded when someone is selecting individuals to participate in an activity or service.”
This type of “racism” is said to stem from “cultural racism and predisposed stereotypes.” The concept was the brainchild of Duke University’s Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, a professor of sociology, in his book Racism Without Racists. It stated “that abstract liberalism, naturalism, cultural racism, and minimization of racism are at the core of color-blind racism.”
“With the growing exposure of discrimination to adolescents through online and real life interactions comes the ideology that people of color are somehow lesser than those of Caucasian and/or European descent,” the article continues. “This ideology that is spreading and being implanted into the minds of adolescents is dangerous because it causes a sense of depleted self worth in the youth that identifies as a person of color.”
Affinity attempts to explain that racism is alive and well, but just much harder to identify. But that’s because the concept is extremely convoluted:
[A] person who falls victim to stereotypes and prejudice is likely to feel defeated and have negative connotations towards others. People of color that experience color-blind racism everyday can either fall victim or use this newly found ignorance to their advantage. When people begin to familiarize themselves with racial discrimination toward people of color, even if it doesn’t apply to them personally, there are able to gain a newly found sympathy for the individual. Once a social bias is destroyed, society gets one step closer to eliminating racial discrimination due to less people spreading the negative ideals and more people being educated on the effects of discrimination and why they can cause people of color to feel anger toward those trying to suppress them.
If your head is hurting after reading that, there’s a good explanation. Affinity is a magazine written for and by teens. It was started by a 16-year-old girl and Affinity prides itself on being “the first social justice platform that directly caters to teens” and “amplifies the voices of teens – regardless of age, gender, race, and sexual orientation.” (How about older men and women who identify as teenagers?)
Liberal indoctrination is starting earlier and earlier. These are your future college snowflakes.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:34 am