It’s amazing what a video of a man being killed by someone under the color of title can do for the national psyche. White Americans watched what Black folks have been telling them have been going on all along, and were shocked. They took to the streets to join their Black brothers and sisters& in protest, and the country has not been the same since.
I have to wonder, though, is this just another passing fad? How serious are we as Americans about making real change when it comes to racism. Racism, after all, cannot be legislated away. It lies in the heart, and in order to really do away with racism, you have to change the heart of the racist. I personally do not believe that will happen, so rather than trying to do that, we have to change how many of these institutions deal with matters of race, and dismantle institutional racism where we find it.
It’s nice to see the new found consciousness from Americans, but Americans tend to like to jump on the latest fad. So, like tight jeans and reality television shows, this all too might pass.
We will see.
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