Honestly, I do not believe America will ever become a post-racial society nor do I think it necessarily should. The images on Buzzfeed commenting on how others perceive them are negative, but it is also a sign people want their race to be interpreted in the most accurate and beautiful way possible. Being a different race does not always need to be a bad thing and I think being post-racial would take away the uniqueness and pride of different cultures. As Toure quotes, “The moment we shatter those artificial encumberances of race- a stereotype from without or a rigid archetype from within- and feel no need to respond to either is the moment we are vastly improved, profoundly human, and therefore become the best Black people we can become” (Toure, pg. 5). There are many areas of improving we can work on and digital networks can help spread the word about certain issues.
Social media like Facebook and Twitter provide a means for a message to spread about things that do not always make the headline news but still allow people to be aware of them. This article provides exerpts of tweets about the potentially first gay NFL player and other teammates showing their support. I believe social media can be a good medium to show acceptance of different races and identities, while it also causes many arguments between strangers or friends if a post is controversial and the other party does not agree. Regardless, social media is a way to remind people that there are different cultures out there. An example is when I saw one of my Facebook friends post a photo of her home decorated for Chinese New Year. This was a reminder that even though I am not celebrating the holiday, others around me are and are proud of it the same way I am around Christmas time.