Flattening racism curve

Updated 6/22/2020 9:47 AM

Over many decades of well-meaning effort, it has been difficult if not impossible to change the fundamental values, attitudes, beliefs, and behavior of Americans to create a culture more accepting and tolerant of difference. Sadly, each generation creates the next generation in its image.

The idea that the U.S. is a white (and Christian) country with the expectation that whites, and especially white men, should have the most influence and power has been dominant since our country was founded. Many have worked hard to flatten and even bend down the curve of such racist attitudes; we have made some progress, but there's a long way to go. Let's at least put major effort into reforming policing and making police more accountable for their actions.


Mary F. Warren


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