Back in 2008, while many were hailing the election of America’s first non-White president, some were wondering if President Obama’s victory meant we were finally entering a “post-racial” America.

Well, nearly three years and about a jillion Tea Partiers, birthers, and nut jobs later we know that the Post-Racial Promised Land is no where in sight.

Despite new census data saying that America is becoming more diverse, some still seem to cling to old and outdated notions of racism. Just this past weekend news broke of an Orange County Republican Party Committee member, Marilyn Davenport, who forwarded an email that depicted the President as a monkey. Although many of her Republican peers are repulsed by the image, Davenport was defiant brushing it off as a bad joke.

Sadly, things like this happen every day. Despite our best efforts, racism, sexism, homophobia, and other prejudices continue to plague our society. But will this always be the case?

As we move toward a more diverse, inclusive society could we see the end of the isms?

What do you think Clutchettes and Gents…will racism, sexism, and other isms every go away?

Let’s talk about it!

 

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  • guest

    Nope. *(says like Aisha Tyler from Archer)* If its not racism, its colorism, which is much more universally pervasive, accepted and even encouraged in some cultures. So, all the more reason why we need to accept and celebrate and promote ourselves – and our beauty – as much and often as we can.

  • ash

    as long as people are different colors. NOPE

    • Mr. Man

      …and lets not forget the invisible perpetrator of this evil. Satan, as long as he is around it’ll never go away no matter the efforts or accomplishments of man.

  • WE R The World

    I have no problem with any race. I will be the first one to admit I am not a people person! There are going to be some white, black, asian, pacific islander, hispanic, carribean and etc people that I am going to like and their are some I am not going to be able to stand. It wont be because of what make them them in a physical sense it will be because they are evil, wicked or crazy.

    With that said, I dont think there will ever be a world where there will be no racism or isms period. Because some people just cant act right! Some people just cant be fair. Some people soon to forget how they may be discriminated against and turn around and do it to someone else, etc…