'Colorblind' Racism

Who can dispute that African Americans have made unprecedented gains since the civil rights era? African Americans occupy prominent positions in politics and business, and there is a solid black middle class. Of course there is still work to be done, lifting more people out of poverty and closing education gaps, but Barack Obama’s election—with millions of white votes—surely heralds the end of race-based oppression in the United States, right?

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Sojourners Magazine June 2010
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