An Analogy for Racial Inequality in America

The various forms of disadvantages faced by the African-American community today are the direct consequence of America’s past and present struggle with racism. When I was growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, I was given a simple analogy to explain these inequalities: African-Americans were not allowed to run ‘the race’ until after it had already started. This explanation was given to me in a…