On why racism is still ingrained in th Western world

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“ …anti-blackness is usually not overt. It no longer hangs plainly on the front door of a restaurant reading “whites only”; it is cloaked in neoliberal colourblindness and post-racialism. This reality claims that black people should dress “respectfully” to avoid being profiled by the police. It grosses $10 billon a year globally in skin-bleaching cream revenues. It points to the repressed economic conditions of black “third world” nations as an outgrowth of corrupt leadership, while thoroughly ignoring the historical, white supremacist project of colonialism and its legacy. It claimed that Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy with a toy gun, looked older than he actually was – and, by default, less innocent ”

Funmilola Fagbamila, ‘The myth of meritocracy in the era of Black Lives Matter’, The Guardian

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