Essay On Post Blackness In America

920 Words4 Pages
Racism is one of the major parts of American history since America was first discovered. Of course, it would be nice to say that racism is a thing of the past and we should leave it in the past ‘because it doesn’t exist anymore’. I have heard a lot of times that racism is a thing of the past, but I am sure a lot of people will agree when I say that statement is false. After the failure of achieving a post-racial America, one should really put be careful consideration into coining the term ‘post-blackness’ when trying to push the notion of a ‘post-black’ America. Black is a race. Toure’s book explains to us that there are different ways to be black but if we are being honest, its not black and white as the book paints it to be. There are things we can do which differ from the norm of what majority of black people do, but it is not necessarily a different way to be black. I feel like the term post-blackness is used to divert attention…show more content…
There is really no way to shove it off without accepting that a black person will always be black because blackness itself its inerasable. Toure tries really hard to differentiate post blackness from post-race, but I am not positive that one can really do that since they are not subjects on opposite ends of the spectrum. For me, being black means overcoming adversity and stereotype. Black people are born with a target on our backs and many times we have to work twice as hard to prove ourselves to a white majority. Personally, going to a predominantly white college has taught me that not everyone wants to see me make it in life and not even everyone believes that I can. I also agree that there is definitely not only one way to be black. Now, if you look at the type of things that are shown in the media and go off stereotypes then you might think that the black race is constricted to certain things. I realize that I
Open Document