“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905
America’s denial and defense of our sins and crimes is nothing new. We only need to look to the whitewashing of our American history books and the current fight over the 1619 project to know there is an undeniable force working to suppress the truth and ignore our violent and racist past.
It’s because so many White Americans refuse to acknowledge and accept our past and present issues — or begin the hard work of restoration and reconciliation — an ugly…
A blog from Medium about the fight against anti-Black racism.