Thursday, September 02, 2021

We've Sunk Deeper Since Then

Something has gone terribly wrong with the way we view and talk about 'race' in America. For the truth is that we no longer make sense on the subject of 'race.' We have talked ourselves into a hole full of rhetorical quicksand. Our attempts to clarify merely confound, and language itself has become a trap.

- Orlando Patterson in The Ordeal of Integration (1997)

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