If I could figure a way to undo the harm Europeans did not only to this continent but to South America, Asia, and Africa, I would. Unfortunately, the tangle is so complex that there is no pushing the “reset” button. Which means we have to understand how we got to where we are today, then work to repair the harms that currently exist — especially with regard to those who were directly harmed in the past and their descendants who still suffer from that harm, and then work toward an equitable, just system for all. Not exactly a small order.
May 22, 2015