Backstage Racism is now Frontstage Racism

Backstage Racism is now Frontstage Racism Backstage Racism is now Frontstage Racism

September 3, 20181 min read

The disgusting and stereotypical diatribe illustrated by Carla Maloney, secretary of the Republican Committee of Beaver County, Pennsylvania is an example of blatant racism. There are no psychological or debating maneuvers one could use to arrive at any other conclusion. Comparing Black athletes to baboons and utilizing the old, "go back to Africa," make her perception of Blacks crystal clear. Picca and Feagin, in Two-Faced Racism: Whites in the Backstage and Frontstage, assert that, depending on company, Whites shift when discussing racists perceptions, ideology, jokes, and etc. Further, Whites in general feel more comfortable discussing their racist rhetoric when around other Whites. But in mixed company (racially), these tendencies almost never come to light. I argue that President's Trump's comfort to dive into historically founded racist waters has given courage to those who normally utilize backstage racism, to come forward and dive in as well. Backstage racism has now disappeared. Those normally displaying cowardly behavior are embolden to speak their unbridled true souls.


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