You’re laboring under the impression that because Blacks in America are de facto second class citizens, racial tension and animosity have dissipated to a negligible effect.
Uh…. no, I am not. Nowhere in my post was the word “negligible “ used nor implied; and moreover, I would disagree that it is “negligible”.
I would further point out to you that putting words into another person mouth is a low-character debate tactic that I would thank you not to use.
That said, what we in fact do see are clear efforts by some to deny that *any* progress on racial relations has been made over the last fifty years, or that the PROGRESS that’s been made is “negligible”. I don’t know the motivation behind that sort of dishonest historical revisionism, but it seems to exist.
Forms of discrimination have changed instead.
I agree with that statement in principle. I don’t necessarily agree with your examples, but best not to digress at this point.
Racism is having a prejudice and the power to act on it.
That statement is incorrect as phrased. A person requires no power to hold a racist attitude, and requires no power to cause emotional distress to another, even breaking down their self-image, using nothing but their tongue.
If you add the word “systemic” to your sentence, as in “systemic racism” then your point would be correct.
Caitlin’s article was meant to demonstrate that apologists move the goalposts and protest that “it’s not that bad, c’mon”.
I didn’t make that point. Obviously. In fact, I argued the just the opposite.