Friday, June 5, 2009

What Balkanization and Identity Politics Bring

In Ethnic Studies at U.C. Berkeley, I was taught that only the majority can be racist. Minorities can not be racist, because they do not have power to carry out their biases. That's simply a lie, as demonstrated by this story. Still doubting it? Remember this story from 2007? Here is the same issue, in 2009. What can stop all this? We have to start identifying with other people as humans, not as subcategories of ethnicity. People matter. Color doesn't.

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