“Is it really racist?”

I think many people get confused with the term “that’s racist!”. After hearing the audio clip in class, I realize that numerous amounts of people say it in the wrong cases. Many people confuse stereotypes and racism. For example, if someone said “asians are good at math”, the reply would be “that’s racist”. In my opinion, I wouldnt consider it racist, but it may be considered one of the many stereotypes that exist in society.

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One response to ““Is it really racist?”

  1. Good point — racism and observations of racialized (or race-related) differences and patterns (expressed in stereotypes) should be kept separate. Yet these days the two are increasingly conflated. I would have loved to hear more of your thoughts about this trend and what it means, what it says about the “color line” today.

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