This form of post-racialism, what Omi and Winant might refer to as a "racial project," is not something I can support as a Baha'i. It represents a misdiagnosis of the problem. What we have come to understand as racial differences are not the problem; racism is. 'Abdu'l-Baha has suggested an alternative way of viewing racial differences: "This variety in forms and colorings which is manifest in all the kingdoms is according to creative wisdom and has a divine purpose."
An alternative vision of America is one in which we are all striving to understand the "creative wisdom" and "divine purpose" of this "variety of forms and colorings." Such a society would be less "post-racial" than "multiracial." Demographic trends tell us that "multiracial" is and increasingly will be the social reality of America. Our challenge is to make it a spiritual and moral reality in our personal lives and social policy.