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Racial Metaphors

By Nikhil Pal Singh writing for Dissent

Colour blindness—an impairment of the senses—was always more about sanctioned indifference to racial inequality than ensuring fairness. To explain away enduring racial disparities, colour-blind partisans reopened the door to racist science and culturalist explanations of poverty.
But those who focus exclusively on racial disparity risk falling into a trap of their own by treating racial differentiation as if it stands outside of history and determines its course.
If colour blindness rests on the claim that the civil rights movement changed everything, the idea that racism is in our DNA borders on a fatalistic proposition that it changed little or nothing.

Read the full article at Dissent