Why a Conversation on Race Is Not Enough

Even if we could convince 95 percent of white people that black Americans are still mistreated in the U.S., there’s no chance for a second civil rights revolution.

By John McWhorter

It’s good music, this idea once again in the air in the wake of L’affaire Sherrod — that America needs to have a "conversation" about race, or that America is culpable in that it won’t happen. I’ve always been especially stimulated by the corollary that often comes with the call for "conversation": that America needs to understand how race and racism have been part of the warp and woof of our becoming the nation that we are… Read More>>

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