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Justin Gomer

Justin Gomer, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He is currently writing a book entitled, Colorblindness, A Life: The Political and Cultural Biography of an Ideology.


The holiday was legislated as part of a strategy to defang King of his most radical qualities while coopting him into the ideology of colorblindness.

Christopher Petrella Justin Gomer