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Michael Omi’s article argues against the belief that racism is something that happened in the past, and proves that it is still prevalent in our society today. In order for us to understand that what we have today isn’t just a matter of isolated incidents of racism, Omi looks at the distinction between overt and inferential racism, with overt being a much more blatant, recognizable racism, and inferential being a more invisible system of racism. Although overt racism is something that many can distinguish and acknowledge, inferential racism on the other hand is often overlooked. Today’s popular culture- film, television, music, and even common household objects- reveal a system of racism that consists of stereotypical racial ideology. All of the points brought up in the article were something that I could recognize immediately and relate to what I’ve seen myself in popular culture today. I was reminded of a recent controversy I had heard about over the new Peter Pan reboot that will be released in summer 2015, with the casting of white actor Rooney Mara, for the role of the Native American character, Tiger Lily. In fact, all of Tiger Lily’s tribe in the film is portrayed by white actors. Their clothing fails to represent traditional Native American wear, and seems to consist of stereotypical bright colors and lots of feathers. The only people of color in the film played minor supporting roles. I felt that this was a real life example of how “White people are allowed to play anybody” and continue to portray people of all different races, erasing cultures and fueling stereotypes in the process. Another interesting thing that I found while I was looking up more information on the Peter Pan movie, is that in the comments someone asked why everyone was making such a big deal about this movie, if there was just a film released with a “Black Annie”. The person making the...

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