Connie Rice: When Race No Longer Matters

Two Top-10 Lists of Indicators of a Color-Blind Society

Listen: Listen to Rice's First Top-10 List

Due to the popularity of her first top-10 list heard September 23, commentator Connie Rice shares a second list of the changes she would like to see before she believes America is truly a color-blind society:

The Top 10 Signs Race No Longer Matters, Take One

We'll know that race no longer matters...

10. When Chris Rock gets puzzled silence instead of belly laughter.

9. When sperm banks stop shipping their product in color-coded vials.

8. When real estate agents no longer ask me to leave and remove family pictures before showing my house.

7. When the black unemployment numbers cease to be a multiple of the white unemployment rate.

6. When magazine covers featuring dark-skinned people no longer depress sales.

5. When abandoned black kids in our back yards get adopted before Chinese and Russian children overseas.

4. When prison populations look like America instead of slave ships.

3. When black women stop using weapons of mass destruction to straighten their hair.

2. When black folk stop treating immigrant Latinos like white people in Mississippi treated them.

1. When the prostate cancer rate for black men is no longer 10 times what it is for Korean-American men.

The Top 10 Signs Race No Longer Matters, Take Two

We'll know that race no longer matters...

10. When Shoshanna Johnson gets the same book and movie deal enjoyed by Jessica Lynch.

9. When white people stop exclaiming how articulate I am.

8. When the perjury of a white thief can no longer send 15 percent of a town's black residents to prison for 400 years on false drug charges (Like in Tulia, Texas).

7. When Steven Glass' serial fabrications prompt questions about white male qualifications the way Jayson Blair's did about black journalists' qualifications.

6. When white ex-cons no longer get more job call-backs than crime-free blacks with the same resumes.

5. When black sports ignoramuses get fired for saying the same stupid stuff that white sports ignoramuses get fired for.

4. When the word "genocide" gets dropped from Webster's.

3. When black Court of Appeals judges in suits no longer get mistaken for bellhops.

2. When Tim McVeigh look-alikes — tall angry-looking white guys with buzz cuts — get profiled and rounded up like black suspects.

1. When the projected date for full housing integration between blacks and whites ceases to be more than 100 years from now.

And finally... when statistics like this are measurable because the disparities are gone.

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