Colorblindness and Black Friends in Stephen Colbert’s America

In Stephen Colbert and Philosophy. Open Court (2009)

Aaron Schiller
Santa Clara University
Is there a contradiction in Stephen Colbert’s attitudes towards race? How can he consistently claim to be colorblind and yet hold a national search for a new "black friend"? I argue that Stephen is trying to claim rights and shirk responsibilities on matters of race relations in America, and that his famous notion of "truthiness" is an extension of this attitude to other areas of social and political discourse.
Keywords colorblindness  rights and responsibilities  truthiness
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