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America's Ignoring the Reality of Racism and Inequity

Liz Dwyer

Educator Paul Thomas says "Polite company—that middle-class norm of civility—will not allow racial slurs, but that censoring of a word also becomes a more insidious form of oppression, a verbal shielding of the remaining racism that strangles the American democracy." This happens because, "it is politically advantageous to claim that America is post-racial, that America has achieved equity, but as the evidence above shows, those claims are political lies."

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