The debate about racism rages on in America. Many leftist thinkers accuse our nation of being systemically racist. Is that charge true?
When Barack Obama was elected President in 2008 I was very hopeful that his administration would usher in a period of greater racial harmony. In fact, the very opposite occurred, and racial relationships appeared to deteriorate under his leadership. That deterioration continued through the Trump presidency and reached new lows in the summer of 2020.
Several years ago, shortly after the Baltimore race riots of 2015, I wrote an essay about “Race and Racism” in America. With slight modifications, I posted it in this blog on July 20, 2018. For a better understanding of the historical background, I urge you to read it. Also check out “The unHappy Plantation”, posted on May 14, 2019.
Remember, these articles were written before the Black Lives Matter movement attained its present notoriety, but it helps explain it.