Comparing Zizek, Ideology, Tolerance And Racism

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According to Zizek, “ideology is not simply dreaming about false ideas and so on; ideology addresses very real problems, but it mystifies them… (p. 156). To illustrate his definition he goes on to explain how tolerance and racism. Back in the 1960 in the midst of the civil right movement, Martian Luther King was fighting to put an end to racism. MLK was fighting for equality, economic justice, legal right, etc, he was not asking for tolerance. Today, however racism has taken on a whole new perspective, and it almost seems elusive, or as Zizek explains mystified because racism is no longer something tangible it is something the hedges the realm of reality. You can conceptualize it, but in order to end racism today it is not about equal right

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