When Discussing Racism, Are You Missing the Systemic Forest for the Individual Trees?

Sometimes it’s what we don’t see that does the most harm

Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash

The national debate over systemic racism — whether it exists, and if so, how much blame it deserves for ongoing racial inequity — is one made more contentious by the way we’ve been taught to understand racism as a subject.

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Tim Wise

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)