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Racism, Color-blindness, and Tribalism

Onkar Ghate, Elan Journo

Presented at: New Ideal Live

Date: Jan 18, 2021

Martin Luther King famously dreamed of a future in which his children “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Today that dream is far from realized.

Being “color-blind” is increasingly denounced as entrenching racism. We are urged to regard people as members of their racial, ethnic and other group identities—in the name of fighting racism!
 
What is racism—and what does it take to combat it?

In this episode, Ghate and Journo examine aspects of today’s debate over racism, the philosophic issues shaping it, and Ayn Rand’s distinctive account of the evil of racism.

Overview article available here 

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