FILM 4-8 - FILM 4/6-8 Even with the same income whites have...

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FILM 4/6-8 Even with the same income, whites have twice as much wealth than blacks. Want to be a color blind society, saying- “I don’t see color, I see people.” We don’t ask to be brought into a society of race differences Blockbusting- blacks started moving into white neighborhoods and some whites moved b/c of realtors offers and how they approached the neighborhood. In order to get past race, we need to identify racism. (society is trying to say that we don’t have racism, when really we do) TEN THINGS ABOUT RACE FROM POWER OF AN ILLUSION 1. Race is a modern idea . Ancient societies, like the Greeks, did not divide people according to physical distinctions, but according to religion, status, class, even language. The English language didn’t even have the word ‘race’ until it turns up in 1508 in a poem by William Dunbar referring to a line of kings. 2. Race has no genetic basis. Not one characteristic, trait or even one gene distinguishes all the members of one so-called race from all the members of another so-called race. 3.
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FILM 4-8 - FILM 4/6-8 Even with the same income whites have...

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