beyond discussions of race & racism
Origin: 2008–10, Americanism
Word Origin & History
A term used to describe a society or time period in which discussions around race and racism have been deemed no longer relevant to current social dynamics. Popularized after the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States of America in 2009.
"Mexicans are always complaining about racism, man. When are they going to figure out that we live in a post-racial society and just get over it?"
"He is post-racial...um...you know I forgot he was black for an hour (but only for an hour)..." ---Chris Matthews
The idea of a post-racial America is comforting to many, yet that does not make the idea reality.
Maybe one day America will truly be post-racial but the election of an African-American president does not mean the nation as a whole has moved beyond all racial issues and racist points of view.
Maybe election of a Black president (defined as one descended from American slave ancestry) would move us even closer to post-racial.
What is post-racial?
Post-racial America isn't here yet
The illusion of post-racial America