Commonly confused to mean "a society one generation removed from an era of prevalent racism", it is in fact a reference to the newly developed ability of racists to "post" their perennial screeds on the Internet through the use of blogs and message boards.
It is no surprise that since the election, nut jobs have come out of the wood work on to their computers to post-racial rants against Obama.
beyond discussions of race & racism
Origin: 2008–10, Americanism
Word Origin & History
A term used to describe a society or time period in which discussions around race and racism have been deemed no longer relevant to current social dynamics. Popularized after the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States of America in 2009.
"What? He called you the n-word? I'm sure he didn't mean it in a bad way, because our society is post-racial now."
"Mexicans are always complaining about racism, man. When are they going to figure out that we live in a post-racial society and just get over it?"
"He is post-racial...um...you know I forgot he was black for an hour (but only for an hour)..." ---Chris Matthews
The act of blogging racist statements without feeling guilty. Or a type of blog that makes racist statements while trying to be ironic, and failing miserably. Often preceded with the statement, "I'm not trying to be racist but..."
Did you see that post-racial tumblr picture of those high school students posing with slanty eyes? I'm not trying to be racist, but I totally reblogged it with a gif of a someone pretending to eat a cat.
An utterly imaginary and fictional term, much like "pixie-dust" because there is no such thing.
The idea of a post-racial America is comforting to many, yet that does not make the idea reality.
Maybe one day America will truly be post-racial but the election of an African-American president does not mean the nation as a whole has moved beyond all racial issues and racist points of view.
Maybe election of a Black president (defined as one descended from American slave ancestry) would move us even closer to post-racial.
Welcome to post-racial America
What is post-racial?
Post-racial America isn't here yet
The illusion of post-racial America