Post #racial society is too boring for #Americans

Race is a socio-political construct designed to separate individuals who may occupy the same economic class, but because owners of capital need one sub-group to oversee the output of the other, the division was created in order to give one sub-class the false notion that, although they shared the same economic strife and challenges, they were some how superior because they shared the same skin color as the owners of capital.

Unfortunately we choose to occupy these divisions; taking ownership of them as if they were natural forms of capital to be leveraged for our survival and used to secure our place at the political-economic table. Racism will always be here because we choose to create constituencies based on this false classification, and if we are lucky enough, we can “hopefully” put ourselves out front of these groups, argue that we represent them, and extract prestige, money, and resources in the name of maintaining the existence of these false classifications.

We call these assholes race entrepreneurs and can spot them a mile away on any talk show or in any newspaper column.

In my opinion, Americans really don’t want a post-racial society. For its so called leaders it would mean a loss of prestige and power over large constituencies. For the individuals that make up the constituencies, it would mean actually focusing on issues and subjects of substance, something most Americans do not possess nor show the inclination to possess, the intellectual gravitas for.

In other words, it’s simply to easy and too much fun to express our passions over the mundane and inane…

What would we do in a post-racial society anyway? Enjoy some peace, quiet, and harmony? How boring …

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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One Response to Post #racial society is too boring for #Americans

  1. Ken Ciszewski says:

    Admittedly, there are valid reasons why African Americans feel they have been targets of discrimination. Even so, Alton, you’re right, there is just too much drama over race. If only we could just learn to get along.

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