Ray Winbush, an expert on race relations

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Professor Ray Winbush, an expert on race relations and the director of the Institute for Urban Affairs for Morgan State University, says we cannot escape the racist elements of our culture by ignoring them. "We're hinting at this, that the entire society encourages racism," he says. "It encourages us, we're a part of it. It's like a table from which everybody takes a piece of food. Some eat more, some eat less, but all of us are a product of a racist society. And we have images and stereotypes of each other regardless of race. I think we feel uncomfortable saying that some behavior is racist. Because that is a bad thing to say in this society. But I think until we start talking about it, until we start understanding that this is what we are products of, I don't think that we're going to get anyplace."
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Published on October 06, 2005

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