The Central Frames Of Color-Blind Racism Summary

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In the so called American society, people think racism has ended but the future shows a different color-blind racism is the idea of individuals or groups ignoring or overlooking the racial and ethnic differences that promotes racial harmony. Most whites do not use derogatory words towards blacks. Bonilla-Silva states that “It is true that people of color in the United States are much better off today than any other time in history… however, it is also true-facts hidden by color-blind racism-that because people of color still experience systematic discrimination and remain appreciably behind whites in many important areas of life, their chances of catching up with them are very slim” (106). He points out that racial practice during the Jim Crow Era was not a secret but clearly racial; whereas, today these practices tend to be hidden, institutional, and apparently nonracial. Moreover, white people see their own color, race, and culture is the center of the universe and makes it difficult for them to open their eyes to see racial and ethnic differences of…show more content…
These four central frames are often used by majority of white people in the United States. Of the four abstract liberalism is the most important and talks about ideas should not be force in order to achieve social policy. Naturalization frame allows white to say words like segregation is of natural occurrences and these statements are preference derived from all groups in society. Cultural racism relies on the culturally based aspect that minorities are inferior against superiority of the whites. The last frame which is minimization of racism talks about that the word discrimination has ended long time ago and that minority groups should not be affected by this word since it brings them no harm in any way

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