Australia is not the first place that would inspire one to think about the big ‘ism’ racism, is it? Certainly not the racism that we have come to know in the US. Yet, below is a short video from a young Australian comedian who offers a unique view of racism. But, let’s throw a little shade on this conversation…no pun intended! In a published interview with an African American professor who teaches on the subject of race and is bi-racial but identifies as ‘black’, she reports that the US is increasingly multi-racial which is beginning to have a curious effect on the ‘race’ conversation. For the first time in her class, more than half her class identified as bi or multi-racial and chose not to identify as one race but as bi or multiracial. The idea of race as an identity is changing in the US. Identity is just one thread of a very complex discussion on ‘race’. There is another ‘race’ conversation that is about a state of mind. This comedian brilliantly illuminates, again no pun intended, the race discussion as a state of mind. Check it out!
Fear of the Browning of America
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