30 Rock’s Tracy Morgan spoke when the show won a Golden Globe and I swear it was the funniest speeches of the night. He said:
"Tina Fey and I had an agreement that if Barack Obama won, I would speak for the show from now on. Welcome to post-racial
It was a very funny moment by any standards. However, Barack Obama did not usher in a post-racial
White Skin Privilege
Having a Black president does not erase the deep ingrained systems of white skin privilege that oppress people of color in this country. Chip Smith’s book, The Cost of Privilege examines just how complex this history is and how wrapped up it is in both our patriarchal and capitalist class structure. It cannot be undone by the election of one man, even if it is to highest office in the country.
Peace and War
Paul Robeson said, “We must join with the tens of millions all over the world who see in peace our most sacred responsibility.” A post-racial society is one that is not at war or stereotypes muslims or any other group. Certainly, it does not hold people in prisons based on their religion or color, without charges.
When we as a people allow a segment of our country to fall far below a living wage, we are no where close to being a post racial society. It is part inferior education, lack of equal opportunity, racial stereotyping; along with other factors that keep so many more people of color fall so far below that line.
In the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association published the article, Should healthcare reform be 'color-blind' by, B Ross-Lee, LE Kiss, and MA Weiser. It addressed the barriers to improving minority health. They concluded: that:
equality is instrumental to the improvement of the nation's health demographics; the persistence of economic, social, and political discrimination will continue to create barriers even if financial access is assured through a pluralistic approach to healthcare reform. Ultimately, they predict that any healthcare reform that does not address minority issues is doomed to fail if all three areas driving the national "crisis"--access, cost, and quality--do not encompass minority-specific healthcare strategies.
The idea and ideals of a post-racial