This opinion piece expresses a sense an ideology about race that is not yet present in America. Meyers brings up great points, but it is hard to criticize President Obama's speech because he looking at the issue from a realist's perspective. It would be fabulous if everyone looked past race, but our country is simply not at that point yet. However, it is definitely something we should work toward because race is a social construct.
This article resonated with me because I am a mixed-race individual as well. Kamiya has many interesting arguments such as when he states that "whiteness is the marker of racial invisibility in America." Also, he points out how many Americans let his or her race define them.
The information gathered in this survey is interesting, but it would have been more beneficial to ask experts in fields of African American Studies, Psychology, Sociology, etc. to speak on the issues presented in this article as well as interpreting the survey results.
And while such negative views were held across the board, better-educated, affluent black men are most likely to criticize black men for not taking education seriously ...
This topic is always a sensitive one. It can be hard to talk about a "racist" action without making assumptions about the people who committed the crime.
He attempts to get the opinions of others, however, I feel that it is a bit one-sided due to his personal experiences.
This topic is very important to the African-American/Black community because it affects so many people. The estimated African-American unemployment rate for 2010 is astonishing, and something needs to be done to fix this problem in our country.
It seems as though only one side is truly represented in this article. There are many quotes from Steele that sound eloquent and fair, but then the quotes added from the Democratic Party seemed cynical and unreasonable. They could have presented a more fair argument for both sides.