Week 2 #OscarSoWhite

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“The mass of white Americans have shown in many ways that they will not follow racist leaders. Rather, they are engaged in the painful task of adjusting to an integrated society. It will not be easy for most, but one cannot at this late date doubt the basic commitment.” (Bonilla-Silva, 2006, p.4)

#racialoptimists #raceandmedia #tryingisgood #integration

Racial Optimists simply means that the idea of racism is declining and that relations between races are moving towards a more positive direction. This image demonstrates the idea of racial optimists, by the white man’s happy face to be joining team Obama. Having the white man join the other individuals saying that he will vote for Obama indicates that he is okay to be following a black leader. He believes that he will be accepted into the group, by saying “This is cool now, right?” He is optimistic that he will be able to join the other two, even thought the faces of the other two do not look so pleased by his comment. The man still looks happy to be joining the other two because he is racially optimistic.

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