Monday, October 19, 2020

Great Moments In White Supremacy

Whitewashing history, so to speak, is part of it.
To examine many aspects of American life once broadly seen as race neutral — such as mortgage lending or college faculty hiring — is to find a bedrock of white supremacy.
Sometimes to argue with things is to give them too much credit, but redlining and general discrimination in mortage lending wasn't even secret at the time. It was explicit policy!

The implicit "we" in elite journalism is often maddening, but not usually so explicit.

The rest of the piece isn't better. Once you had to literally lynch people to be a white supremacist, but now simply enshrining segregation into law makes people mad! Times change, it's so hard to keep up!!!