Trumping the Race Card
CEO and Author Rodney Patterson provides a thought provoking examination of race and racism in the United States, which invites us to answer several questions, including:
- Are racism and prejudice the same or are they supporting ideologies?
- If a person is prejudice, does that make them racist as well?
- What makes a person a racist in the true sense of the word?
- Is there a way for us to trump the race card or overcome race and racism?
Mr. Patterson provides the Anatomy of an “Ism” to show how biases can evolve and transition into acts of racism by individuals, ultimately becoming institutionalized within systems. He concludes by encouraging each of us to avoid the inclination to “look the other way” and offers a few strategies to support moving beyond race and racism.