I found this weeks assignment to be really interesting and it brought up some points that I never really took into consideration before about racism. I took from this weeks assignment different ways that our society hides behind examples so that we claim not to be racist but yet our society's actions speak differently. Today we claim pride in how far our country has come with racism and how we promote equality for everyone yet do we really? I believe that yes we have progressed since our history with black people and their roles as humans but I absolutely believe that we are still a racist society. One example that really stuck out to me that our country tries to use as an example of how farwe have come with racism is that we have a black president. I really do believes that this is so true and connects so much to the culture of power. No matter who the president is people are still going to blame them for problems of our country but I do believe that because Obama is black it really has become more of a challenge for him to prove his ability to be a good president rather than it would for a white person to. Overall I feel it is harder for black people to be accepted in this society where on the other hand a white person would be more accepted. Connecting this to brown vs. board of education I feel as upcoming teachers we need to promote more equality and avoid segregation and stereotyping of any type of race our students are.
"It’s difficult, but there are ways to sidestep the politics. What I think is a shame is that we have to do all of this humiliating dancing around the perennially uncomfortable issue of race.
We pretend that no one’s a racist anymore, but it’s easier to talk about pornography in polite company than racial integration. Everybody’s in favor of helping poor black kids do better in school, but the consensus is that those efforts are best confined to the kids’ own poor black neighborhoods."