Sociology Discussion Questions

Positive self-presentation is an important driver of many of colorblind racism’s storylines and testimonies. Consider the two quotes presented below coming from the textbook Getting Real About Race by Stephanie McClure and Cherise Harris (2015), and propose an alternative way that the speaker could relate the same information or experience without reproducing colorblind racism? What would that look like? At least 200 words each. The quotes is provided below:

1. “I don’t agree with hiring someone who may or may not be less qualified than someone else just because their race needs to be represented better”(see Bonilla-Silva,2009; Moore, 2008).

2. Katznelson (2005) notes, “there was no greater instrument for widening an already huge racial gap than the G. I. Bill”