Police Brutality: Color Blind Racism— PT 3
Color-blind racism seems to be the most insidious strain of white supremacy to have taken hold in America. It is a reincarnation of the the same idea that brought slavery and Jim Crow — but this time it's called "law and order". The rhetorical strategy (now heavily used in the Trump 2020 re-election campaign) is weaponized through the criminal justice system to take the lives of thousands of Black people; all while making sure politicians and the white middle class never get their hands dirty. But, now, America is taking a closer look at the white-fear mongering that justified 'The New Jim Crow'. Restructuring the criminal justice system and police brutality is a start, but without addressing color-blind racism, we will be back here in 40 years fighting against another brand of white supremacy. Alexander, Michelle, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: New Press, 2012.Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. Racism without Racists (4th Edition). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013.