The idea of racism seems to startle every individual that gets questioned about it. This comes as a surprising notion due to the fact that many deal with the problem of racism in their everyday lives. An African American has to worry about getting pulled over for no reason or even get followed in many stores. While other ethnic groups also have their own worries including the idea of taking part in cultural activities or celebrations which can result in one getting ridiculed or made fun of.
One would have thought that the idea of racism might have been on the downhill after the election of President Obama in 2008. Yet the different forms of digital networks always portray the different racial incidents that go on today. The idea of post racial society seems like a reach even considering how far along we have come. Tourre said it best while talking about the notion of a post racial society: “It’s a bankrupt concept that reflects a naive understanding of race in America. Post Black means we are all like Obama: rooted in but not restricted by blackness.” I think what he is trying to say is that we have come very far from the civil rights era yet we cannot develop a truly pure economy that destroys racism completely. Digital networks now a days come up with ideas that shape once thoughts and ideas. Some argue that African Americans like Obama cause racism to spread. Crazy notions like these may cause one to think that Obama is tearing the country apart due to the fact that he is African American. As long as digital networks are around, they will cause for the idea of racism to spread and continue rather than fall in decline. One good thing that has resulted from digital networks is to show the ability of how far one has come since Martin Luther King’s, “I have a dream” speech.
Ever since the 1960’s civil rights era, a possibility of a post racial society has been believable. One can see that this country has come very far from the hate and the racial crimes that were taking place in mid 20th century. On the other hand the creation of digital networks has caused for a halt of the idea of a post racial society. As long as one has the chance to spread their opinion there will never be enough minds that think alike on the idea of racism. Our society deals with this issue and will continue dealing with it since everyone has a chance to influence others with their theories.