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This week, we discussed the idea of moving toward racial democracy and multiculturalism. The authors suggest “change at the individual level” as being a critical component of the racial restructuring that could ultimately eradicate racism.

However, colorblind racism presents a plausible threat to progress. This week is about garnering the tools to do our part in combating racism and racial domination by first being reflective and being intentional of our practices and actions.


Step 1:

View the video clip below for a summary of color-blind racism by one of the leading theorists on the topic, Dr. Eduardo Bonilla Silvas.

Book TV at Duke University: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, “Racism without Racists”

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Step 2

: View the “Color Blind Racism drama script below. Consider the outcome of colorblind racism and ways that you may contribute to the practices being described.


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Step 3:

This activity is meant to be reflective and informative. Use the link below to complete an Implicit Association Test (IAT). Specifically, complete the

Race IAT

and the

Skintone IA.


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Click the “Take Test” tab at the top of the screen

Read the “Preliminary Information” section

Click the “I wish to proceed” button




Review and consider some of the viewer comments on the videos you view

Consider your response to the IAT results (report the results and discuss whether or not you agree with them, why/why not?) Be mindful of color-blind racism in your discussion.



of the questions below and develop a 150-200 word post that references chapter 11, the videos, and includes your responses to the two tasks above.


. List some ways you can work (or perhaps are working) for racial justice in your daily life. List at least one way you can change (1) yourself, (2) the people in your inner circle, (3) an institution to which you belong, and (4) your nation. As you do so, think about what kinds of resistance you might face and what you can do to overcome that resistance. (

Learning Objective 2.


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