maypole24 days ago
Startlingly lucid essay!
"In two recent books from the University of North Carolina Press, two historians argue— from different perspectives—that racial progress falls far short of the dream posited 50 years ago by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Both Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940, by Jonathan Scott Holloway, and Seeing Race in Modern America, by Matthew Pratt Guterl, maintain that beneath the veneer of radical advancement, the nation’s underlying understanding of race has largely remained the same." (Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education)