Analysis Of In Living Color Race And American Culture By Michael Omi

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In his essay, “In Living Color: Race and American Culture,” Michael Omi examines how racism is still a prevalent issue ingrained in American tradition. Omi uses examples of overt racism in sports and jobs to show how racism can be very clear. He also includes examples of inferential racism like stereotypes that appear in pop culture such as books, movies, and television shows. While the overt racism is more obvious, Omi argues that many instances of racism in America are inferential. Omi claims this is not only because racism has become part of “common sense,” but has also been a large part of our history as a nation. Racism in America still has a long way to go, as shown by its racist pop culture. Omi's use of contrast supports his main idea
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