True or False:

Talking about race makes race more visible and increases negative attitudes between groups. Not talking about race makes us more inclusive and promotes equality.

FALSE!!

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Consider this question:

True or False: Talking about race only serves to make race more visible and to increase negative attitudes between groups. Not talking about race makes us more inclusive and promotes equality. 

False. That’s right, research shows that racial silence can breed racism. In fact, talking about race can be one of the best ways to counteract racism.