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ANTI-RACISM: Will the Anti-Racist Movement Help Reduce Inequities Between Black and White Americans?
Will the anti-racist movement help reduce inequities between black and white Americans? Be sure to check out Issues & Controversies’ complete and unbiased coverage of this divisive issue. Here is a sample of the pro/con arguments on both sides of the issue.
Acknowledging and aggressively addressing the role systemic racism, anti-Black bias, and white privilege have played and continue to play in the United States are essential to reducing racial injustice. More awareness—not less—of how race affects each person’s experience of the world is the way forward.
The anti-racist movement’s over-emphasis on race is only worsening and prolonging racial divisions in the United States. Vague denunciations of systemic racism and baseless accusations of prejudice will do nothing to reduce disparities between Black and white Americans. Color-blindness, not race-consciousness, is the way forward.
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