From Latinopia August 26, 2012:
Lately, I’ve grown tired of trying talking about race to people who don’t think it’s important. It’s not that I’ve changed my mind, that I no longer think race is an important topic of conversation, but I’m kind of wary of being categorized as crazy or extreme because I keep emphasizing that race factors into a lot of important aspects of our society.
I always get the “Why do you always have to talk about race?” question. Or the “Whoa, no one said anything about race” admonition.
The fact of the matter is that, even in a country with an historic presidency where race is at the forefront of our daily conversation about who we are, race is still not a comfortable topic in this country. As a matter of fact, I wager that in most places you can’t even get to the point where you even have conversation about race before getting shut down — and even if you do, it’s bound to become either a shouting match or a blame game. And I’m certainly not interested in either.
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