RACISM + AMERICAN HISTORY

Historical Racism is not Simply “History” When It’s Continually Repeated

It’s hard to “get over” the past when the past is never past

Guy Nave
Momentum
Published in
6 min readAug 27, 2023

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Reporters talk with Alton Yates and Rodney Hurst during the first sit-in demonstration at Woolworth’s store, August 13, 1960, | Photo Credit: University of North Florida, Digital Commons

When it comes to talking about race, racism, and racialized violence in America, far too often I have heard comments like: “get over it,” “it happened 400 years ago”, “that’s

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Guy Nave
Momentum

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