Greg Cusack: We need to develop a shrill and piercing anti-dog whistle that any of us can sound when the call to resume the racist dances sounds again, as it always will until this poison is excised from our midst.
The articles in this category deal with Institutional racism. It is here that you find discussions about the kind of racism that continues to operate relentlessly on its own, like a machine, in spite of the intentions of people of good will. De facto racism, silent racism, covert racism, microaggresive behavior, implicit bias, there are lots of names for what we continue to battle in the United States - racially based unearned advantages and disadvantages. We encourage readers to join the conversation. Please peruse the articles and comment. You're sure to find lots of differenct perspectives.
Julianne Malveaux: I’m not ever, ever, ever going to excuse sexual perfidy (and more) in the workplace, but I do wonder why we can wink, nod, and grin about racial workplace misbehavior while we stand our ground about gender. I wonder why so many say ‘just kidding’ or ‘didn’t know’ when they are racially insensitive, and nobody calls it, but they are willing to call it on gender.
Berry Craig: Conservative politicians beyond the old Confederacy embraced “right to work” because the laws “divide everybody at the work site. ‘Right to work’ was an ingenious concept to break down union solidarity.”
Sharon Kyle: I think the Left sanctions apartheid partly by our silence and by our lack of initiative to mount a serious campaign to end it.
Wade Kyle: Now, in America, if I walk by a group of people and someone yells “dangerous”, the last thing I’d do is have a conversation with them.
John Peeler: The reader cannot avoid the conclusion that racism has been fundamental to White culture from the very beginning of American history, with deep roots in Europe.
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein e take it for granted today that the persistence of disparities and segregation between whites and blacks in America is the result of persistent white prejudice, perhaps combined with other factors such as a supposed “culture of poverty.” We take it for granted that […]
Lance Simmens: Where racism exists, violence inevitably follows, with Charlottesville being only the latest sorry chapter in a continuing narrative that highlights its ugly persistence.
john a. powell: This Southern Strategy has now clearly morphed into a national strategy. But what were once coded messages are now explicit, loud, and clear, and are coming from those in the highest positions of political power.
Instead of standing up to the terrorists, Trump has refused to even name the threat. He refused again when he was asked about the violence in Charlottesville and the death of Heather Heyer.
Murray Polner: One of the few outspoken whites, Ole Miss historian James Silver, damned the state as a “closed society—totalitarian, monolithic and corrupt” and eventually left to teach at Notre Dame.
Jaime O’Neill: Since Trump began the arrogant acting out of our most childish fears and fantasies, he’s got literally billions of our fellow residents of this fragile planet either pissed or very nervous, or both.
Kate Harveston: Feelings of racial discrimination can result in low self-esteem, the inability to cope with everyday life and an increase in behavioral problems.