Saying ‘I’m Not a Racist’ — Honestly

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: I was born into this American racist consensus and I have lived to see its demise. The greatest proof that we are nearing the end of this idea is the constantly repeated claim, “I am not a racist.”

Color Blindness

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: Our nation also has far to go. Claiming that we are color blind, that whites no longer have privileges in America, that we need no longer worry about preventing discrimination is nonsense. One need only have observed the reception of our first black President to know how important skin color still is in America.

Why I Keep Talking about Race

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: I will keep talking about race because my students cannot understand American history without knowing the role played by racism.