Courtesy of Sum of Change, here’s our own Rinku Sen (executive director of the Applied Research Center, publisher of ColorLines, author of The Accidental American, list goes on).

Speaking on the “Myth of Post-Racial America” panel, Rinku takes post-racialism head-on, saying that we in the movement need to realize that those outside of the movement just don’t know about racism. That is, the average person thinks that racism is always ‘individual, intentional, and explicit’ — a definition that neatly precludes the acknowledgement of, and action against, systemic and structural racism in all their forms.

Check in tomorrow for Rinku’s appearance on “Stepping it up: Creating Powerful Multiracial Alliances with Progressive Bloggers,” and be sure to check out all of Sum of Change’s video from Netroots Nation at their site.

Read this online at http://colorlines.com/archives/2009/08/rinku_sen_at_netroots_nation_0.html


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