I’ve bought and read the book. There’s not a single hateful word in it. And I’ve befriended Rev. Eklof and looked into his past. He is anything but a bigot.
“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?”
My anti-racist friends tell me I just don’t understand, or recognize, the systemic nature of racism. But no culture lives under just one system.
John McWhorter: Today’s consciousness-raising on race is less about helping black people than it is about white people seeking grace.
What about you? Who is the troubled, flawed or despicable individual whose artistics achievements you admire?
Rather than focus on the 50,000 or so active hard-core racists truly responsible for horrible acts, we spend our our emotional anergy on that white guilt we seem to enjoy.