Let’s REID through the lines on race in America

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-380616

Americans would rather point fingers about race than talk about it directly. As a diversity educator, I encounter people every day who are just not ready to have this dialogue, yet are quick to say that we are post racial now that we have a black president. Most of us still hold stereotypes about other groups but we would never know they are stereotypes until we confront our beliefs. Entire policies from education to law enforcement have been crafted in America based on race and this is still an issue. Furthermore, we know full well that many other politicians have said things behind closed doors about Obama and racism. What most people do now is take a “holier-than-thou” approach when these issues come up and just call for someone’s resignation. We should be calling for dialogue but Americans are too scared to engage in one. I’m ready if you are…

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