1 review for From Black Power to the New Jim Crow

  1. J

    Ms. Taylor’s explication of the history is remarkably cogent, only more compellingly so for her countertheme that (apologies to Faulkner are mine) we’re not done living it. The most glaring takeaway is that “Colorblindness” has shifted from being a naive aspiration to a cynical lie. Misguided as the original rhetoric may have been, it’s been bought by your friends and mine in the right-wing media.
    One primary antidote to racism, including the ever more willfully ahistorical myth of colorblindness, is …wait for it… historical literacy. To paraphrase, if you forget history, uh, you won’t for long, because it’ll be back tomorrow to bite you where it hurts.

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