There’s Nothing New About the New Racism-By Anna Holmes

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A new book by ‘Tiger Mom’ Amy Chua claims to explain why some groups fail and others succeed. We’ve heard this all before.

See the complete article…
http://ideas.time.com/2014/01/24/theres-nothing-new-about-the-new-racism/

But isn’t this just the same old racism — barely wearing new clothes? Racism has always come in a variety of costumes and cloaks. Put another way: bigotry, intolerance, discrimination and violence can be as covert as they are overt; can owe a debt as much to the seemingly reasonable intellects of academies and legislatures as the Neanderthal ranting of the ugliest segregationists and supremacists.

The umbrella term for these scourges, “racism,” is the physical and psychological genocide of generations of stolen people, yes, but it is also the root of modern-day drug policy and the for-profit, institutionalization of millions of black and brown men. It is the privileging of the needs of luxury real estate developers over a commitment to fair, safe, affordable housing. It is a member of Congress shouting “You lie.” …

Racism is not, nor has it ever been, “new” — it is what this country was built on. It is as American as apple pie…

Read more: Tiger Mom Amy Chua’s New Racism Is Nothing New | TIME.com http://ideas.time.com/2014/01/24/theres-nothing-new-about-the-new-racism/#ixzz2rqF0XNTa

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