Racism is so universal in this country, so widespread and deepseated, that it is invisible because it is so normal.
My God, what do we want? What does any human being want? Take away an accident of pigmentation of a thin layer of our outer skin and there is no difference between me and anyone else. All we want is for that trivial difference to make no difference.
America has the laws and the material resources it takes to insure justice for all its people. What it lacks is the heart, the humanity ...
One distressing thing is the way men react to women who assert their equality: their ultimate weapon is to call them unfeminine. They think she is anti-male; they even whisper that she's probably a lesbian.
I am not antiwhite, because I understand that white people, like black ones, are victims of a racist society. They are products of their time and place.
We Americans have a chance to become someday a nation in which all racial stocks and classes can exist in their own selfhoods, but meet on a basis of respect and equality and live together, socially, economically, and politically.
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