This country was FOUNDED on racism. The English made no attempt to engage with the natives (even the Spanish and French did better than that); instead, they slew them.
Much of this country was built with slaves – and businesses North and South made money from it.
It is our national curse. “Race” isn’t even a real biological construct – it is purely and solely a social construct: a shared belief. And that belief has driven horrific behavior for centuries now.
If anything, #45 and his violent, racist followers have ripped the veneer off of our society and our politics. Now we know: a huge percentage of this country’s voters voted for a proud racist, a white supremacist, and a person with no respect for democratic norms, let alone democracy.
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