Understanding American Racism, Part II: Legacy

Me at 5 years old with my step-father, grandfather, and great-grandfather

Part I of this series offered perspectives on the history of racism in the United States. While the perspectives themselves can certainly be critiqued and disagreed with, slavery, the Civil War, segregation, and the Civil Rights Movement all undeniably happened and so there is a shared basis of understanding for the discussion. Whether discussing the culture of slavery or systemic racism of Jim Crow, there is…