The racism of millennials

The danger in invoking the myth of the presupposed racial tolerance of millennials (and subsequent generations) is that it works to absolve today’s society of actively confronting and undoing the damage of the legacy of slavery, segregation and institutionalized racism. We think racism will just die out with older generations. Why confront America’s racial legacy as long as you believe that the younger generation will do it for you? To put it bluntly, it ignores how the cold logic of racism, white supremacy and anti-blackness has worked for generations and how it continues to work.

via Charleston, Dylann Roof and the racism of millennials – The Washington Post.

Confrontations at the Bridge by Jacob Lawrence (1975)
Confrontations at the Bridge by Jacob Lawrence (1975)

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