Our vision of patriotism is tied to our commitment to the well-being of one another, and a recognition of the fact that each American story is a part of the larger American story – and thus a part of our own.
“We should not embrace the witch-hunter’s credo that says people are defined by their worst moments.”
In our polarized nation, what we’re hearing in our echo chambers is the sound of contrived significance bouncing off the walls and each other.
“Why bother researching [history] if we are unwilling to allow ourselves to be surprised, informed and disabused of preconceptions of how a situation [Jefferson and Hemings] must have unfolded?”
“An American Declaration” serves as a sort of founding document for Better Angels although it has been alive and growing since the 2016 presidential elections
John McWhorter: Today’s consciousness-raising on race is less about helping black people than it is about white people seeking grace.