Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kate Moss photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue USA, December 2013.
"There’s a difference in how different people perceive racial progress. Now, researchers at Stanford and Yale universities, they looked into this. They asked people of different persuasions, different ethnicities: ‘How do you judge racial progress?’ And it turns out that black folks compare where we are now to where we ought to be; this imagined future where we’re all equal. And white folks compare where we are right now to where we used to be; the journey that we made….
For black folks and people of color, racial issues are are security goals; they’re as primal as putting food on your table or taking care of your family. Now for a lot of white folks, racial issues are nurturance goals; they’re things you do to make the world a better place. Not quite as primal as a security goal. So, we’re seeing the same data; we’re seeing the same universe, we’re just using different yardsticks to judge it.”
- How to Talk about Race: Eric Deggans at TEDxBloomington
H/T ReBecca Theodore-Vachon
Interesting findings on the different perspectives of races…