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    What Harry Reid said

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    Let's REID through the lines about race in America

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     omekongo often shares his take on political issues and topics in the news. You too can sound off on Sen. Harry Reid's comments here.
    - katie, CNN iReport producer

    Americans would rather point fingers about race than talk about it directly. As a diversity educator, I encounter people every day who are just not ready to have this dialogue, yet are quick to say that we are post racial now that we have a black president. Most of us still hold stereotypes about other groups but we would never know they are stereotypes until we confront our beliefs. Entire policies from education to law enforcement have been crafted in America based on race and this is still an issue. Furthermore, we know full well that many other politicians have said things behind closed doors about Obama and racism. What most people do now is take a "holier-than-thou" approach when these issues come up and just call for someone's resignation. We should be calling for dialogue but Americans are too scared to engage in one. I'm ready if you are...

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