What Is Racism? Why Meanings Matter in Conversations About Race

Jackson Free Press | July 1, 2013
Generally speaking, semantics of race falls into two categories. Those who wish that conversation about it cease, arguing that "all that is behind us," tend to define various forms of prejudice, bigotry and racism as the exact same thing—usually followed by arguing that "everyone does it" as a way to end the effort at dialogue. This may or may not be done on purpose.

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