The limits of anti-racism
Reed, Adolph J.http://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Antiracism.html
Publisher: Left Business Observer
Date Written: 01/09/2009
Year Published: 2009
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX11938
The contemporary discourse of 'antiracism' is focused much more on taxonomy than politics. It emphasizes the name by which we should call some strains of inequality -- whether they should be broadly recognized as evidence of 'racism' -- over specifying the mechanisms that produce them or even the steps that can be taken to combat them. And, no, neither 'overcoming racism' nor 'rejecting whiteness' qualifies as such a step any more than does waiting for the 'revolution' or urging God's heavenly intervention.