I'm not talking about accepting racism. I mean that a lot of people are very prone to dismiss any talk of race. The funny thing is that at the same time they have no problem with racial data being collected by the government. So which is it?
Look at experiments like this, where a black hand got 20% less for baseball cards on ebay, compared to a white hand.
This experiment suggests that white people subconsciously think of monkeys and apes when they see black people.
Is this stuff scary to talk about? Is it preferrable to run away from these subjects instead of discussing them intelligently?
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Any and all the true powers that be aren't interested in having an intellectual conversation about race. It's not scary to talk about. It's scary to realize and accept that what happened actually happened and it wasn't that long ago. It's easier to just walk away from the topic and focus on what you believe as an individual and focus on what makes you and your family comfortable and safe. It's always easier to look the other way instead of staring at and addressing the problem straight on. Talking about race and solving racial tension doesn't make anyone money in the short term therefore it's not an immediate concern. Some people would be held accountable for the actions of their ancestors if we were to try to mend racial tension in America as many groups of people continue to feel the effects of past actions. There is a lot of work to be done in race relations in this country but there is more money to make.1