- Posted April 28, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Racism: Is It Really Hard To See
Do we expect block-buster actors not to sign the dotted line because the head of Universal comes out as a racist. Dafina and Urban Books is distributed by Kensington and headed by Steven Zacharius. If black authors signed to that label found that Zacharius was a racist would they terminate their contract or not write another book for them?
Racism is embedded in some people and that’s not going to change. Know that it goes both ways, as well. There are Black people that have deeply rooted hate for White people. However, that won't prevent them from working for a White owned corporation. In short, racism isn't going anywhere, and when people act shocked by it, I question their truthfulness.
Racism is actions, practices or beliefs, or social or political systems that consider different races to be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to each other, based on presumed shared inheritable traits, abilities, or qualities. While this concept crosses racial lines, within the Black community racism is alive and provoking class segregation daily. Many call it bullying or some other artsy phobia.