Systemic Racism, Explained by Newton’s First Law of Motion

Those who deny its existence might as well deny inertia

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Newton’s First Law holds that an object in motion tends to remain in motion unless acted upon by another force that can arrest its forward trajectory.

We understand this as a description of inertia, and readily see how it applies to the physical…



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Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)