I read this article today and it raised some very real points for me. In it, "Civil Rights Justice on the Cheap," Diane McWhorter queries...

We must discuss racism in America

Share this story!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

 

 Nina Davuluri
The first Miss America of Indian descent Nina Davuluri was crowned.

I read this article today and it raised some very real points for me.

In it, “Civil Rights Justice on the Cheap,” Diane McWhorter queries:

“Why is it so difficult to extend the notion of empowerment to include the powerless? We are more comfortable devoting civic resources to media events and monuments…than addressing the persistent casualties of the history being commemorated. How do we calculate what [people] are owed today?”

I respond that at the very least, we must start with honest discussion about the continuing and very real endemic of racism in America. Only by understanding its persistence, can we begin to labor responsively in order to undo the systemic ignorant racism permeating America.

 

 

 

Check Also

The Hypocrisy of Jerry Falwell Jr.

But some hypocrisy is simply too big and so beyond rationalization – such as a big lie perpetrated by someone who has, literally, preached the opposite. That would be the fine Rev. Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, suspended last week after posting a racy photo to his Instagram account and then deleting it. (See above.)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *