The Heartbeat of Racism Is Denial, By Ibram X. Kendi.
Even Lincoln, TR and FDR ...
All of the three Big Crimes of America--slavery, Native American genocide, Vietnam--were at their core racist.
MLK knew this.
Trump's political career started with birtherism, racism. His illegitimate presidency rode a wave of racist backlash ... to Obama's presidency, and to Black Lives Matter.
Our country is racist at its core. Trump is proof of that. A slogan of "Make America White Dominated Again" would have been more honest for Trump.
Trump and Trumpists are White Nationalists, White Supremacists. Trump supporters make up about one third of the U.S. population, that's over one hundred million Americans. One hundred million racists. That about ten million more than the population of Nazi Germany.
Our country is and has always been racist at its core. Saying or believing otherwise is more of the denial Kendi writes about.
This Fire Has Burned Too Long