culture & justice"
Anti-racist Struggles. The continuity of a very long memory
Racism is something more profound than the explicit prejudices and stereotypes expressed by intolerant or reactionary individuals. That is to say, discrimination is not just a question of people who are bigoted. Discrimination is inevitably produced by a system that classifies and grades persons and peoples. Such a system calls into question the humanity of persons or behaviors that are different from those of the supposedly ideal modern subject, namely, the white, well-off, heterosexual male. Rather than understand racism from an individual and/or moral perspective, as a question of intolerant people, we understand it as part of a political, economic, cultural, and social system that arises from the very model of society that we live in.