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Journey To Awareness: Learning To Recognize Invisible Racism

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More recently the election of Barrack Obama suggested that one can just might have turned the racial corner in America. This chapter is to explore these post-racial myths. Concurrently, this exploration highlights the ways by which one can effective disrupt covert racism and the racial matrix. Chinks has frequently been used to diminish, racialized and marginalize persons of Chinese decent. National and local outrage, negative media commentaries –forced both Governors to alter their initial proclamations. The most significant defense against covert racism is the light of publicity, information, and sanctions deliberately applied. Shining the light means being ever vigilant to the rearticulating, redefinition, and reemergence of racism –both covert and overt.

Keywords:America; covert racism; post-racial myths; racial matrix



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