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Unformatted text preview: something inescapable because the simple act of recognizing that someone’s race is different from your own is a part of racism. Later in the chapter, Hooks quotes the white American journalist Charles: “race is a device – no more, no less…it is nothing at all.” He goes on to elucidate that “it is pointless to pretend” racism does not exist because the acknowledgment of a different race recreates a similar barrier to the one that is perceived to be broken when open-mindedness to different races exists. While it is important to recognize that one race cannot be “better” than any other race, this is not the way that racism will become diminished because that is not possible....
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