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Timothy McNulty, the Public Editor from the Chicago Tribune, wrote an interesting article about the term "post-racial." What does it mean? Obama's camp says
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"It's less about the struggle for racial justice and more about showing confidence that the tide of public sentiment is moving beyond the old racial wrongs,"
However, McNulty doesn't think it's that simple. Some might take it to mean that we are beyond racism, but it doesn't of course...and we aren't of course. McNulty concludes with this interesting thought:
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I used the words wistful and unreal at the beginning of this column because while language is a precursor to significant change, just saying it doesn't make it true. It seems to me that whenever people use the term post-racial, it is always about candidates who are not white. What does that tell you?


How would you define the term?
 
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I've never heard of it so certainly couldn't define it.


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Like arnie, I have never heard the term. Any guess I could make would be based on what "post" means and what "racial" means and would be along the lines of a distant future society where all races had inter-married so much that there was only one race on the planet.

This strikes me as very unlikely to be anything like any current meaning, especially as people seem to insist on misdefining "racial" to mean "racist".


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This reminds me somewhat of the term 'post-feminist', to which a common response is "I'll be a post-feminist in the post-patriarchy".
 
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