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Unformatted text preview: classifications behind. Situations in which similar looking people are mistaken for a completely different nationality due to the color of their skin and their actions or dress can be attributed to this. Omis anecdote of local Hispanics being targeted in Southern California during the Iranian Hostage Crisis is a perfect example of this. According to Omi, Americans want to be colorblind, but due to the lack of distribution of resources, this practice is simply not possible. In order for colorblindness to occur, a class-based system would have to be integrated into our society, which would not happen. The race and class ideas would need to be separated, but they are forever intertwined in our country. The current racial hierarchy in America will forever be an issue as long as class and race are linked in the citizens minds....
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