Era of post-racism, better race-conscious

A fellow Fit for Freedom facilitator shared with me with this article which includes the video below. Rinku Sen (executive director of the Applied Research Center, publisher of ColorLines, author of The Accidental American) expresses concern about using “post-racism” to suggest that we needn’t be concerned about racism any more. She asks that we strive instead for “race-consciousness” since we intuitively know that racial injustice, in particular systemic racism, continues to exist. It’s interesting how important it is that a descriptive term “feels right.” Post-racism feels like the task is over, but race-consciousness asks that we continue to seek wisdom, and increase our awareness.

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