PODCAST: In the ongoing turmoil brought on by the fatal shooting of 19 year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO on August 9th, Coco begs the question, “Is it us, or is it them?”
Many white people today are under the impression that racism is a thing of the past. That we live in a so-called “post-racial” society. They say that the problems that black people face today stem from their own issues. If they would just try harder, work harder, they could pull themselves up by their bootstraps. The problem with that line of thinking, however, is that we have created such a strong culture of oppression and hatred towards blacks in this country that they no longer have any bootstraps by which to pull themselves up.
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