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The Roundtable: A Colorblind America?

It's naive to pretend race isn't a factor in society and politics, but we shouldn't exaggerate its importance.

In this week's Roundtable Roundup, a panel of commentators from across the political spectrum discuss the inflation reduction act, partisan politics and mainstream media in the U.S. In this segment, they talk about race and the goal of a colorblind society.

Niko House argues that Americans can't fully understand the country through race, saying it is one important factor out of many. 

"We can't actually see everything through a racial lens, but also we can't only see things through an economic lens," he says. "Until we actually learn how to understand all of those things within the proper context of any given situation, then we're going to keep being divided." 

The racial politics of the Inflation Reduction Act, he notes, are a prime example.

"The average black family is not about to go spend $70,000 on an electric vehicle. They're lucky if they have one car, let alone two, let alone money for a $70,000 car," says House.  

"Does that mean that is an exclusively racial issue? No. However, there is a racial component because of the history of our country."

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Watch the full discussion below:

Roundtable Guests:

Sharon Kyle, Co-Founder, LA Progressive

Niko House, Host, MCSC Network

Alex Mascioli, Co-Founder, Trade the Chain

Xavier Hawk, Founder, Phireon