Written by Editors Culture.
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech. King delivered this 17-minute speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. King’s words continue to inspire people around the world today. However, this does not mean that racism has disappeared from the world. Antoine Weijzen describes this in Racism in America.
The following happened in the 1950s… white journalist Anne Braden had lunch with a colleague. She was called on the phone during that lunch.
Turning to his colleague, he inquired if there was anything unusual. As the African-American waitress wiped the table, Braden replied, “No, killed a Negro.” The maid watched as she froze.
More on: Black Lives Matter… Because Racism in America Is Deeply Ingrained in Society For 400 years, argues Antoine Weijzen in this lucid and oppressive book.
Weijzen chronicles the history of racism from America’s origins to the present day.
In particular, she does justice to the role African-American women played in the liberation struggle and how that role has been systematically underrepresented in historiography.
Weijzen does not shy away from a critical view of our own society.
Book: Racism in America
Author: Antoine Weijzen
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