‘Remnants of Slavery’ column shows racial ignorance

Posted in Articles, History, Media Archive, Slavery, United States on 2015-09-21 02:07Z by Steven

‘Remnants of Slavery’ column shows racial ignorance

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rebecca Keller
O’Hara Township, Pennsylvania

I’m greatly troubled by Jack Kelly’s historically flawed column “Remnants of Slavery” (Sept. 13) because it falsely enables an often unhearing percentage of the white majority to tell people of color that our modern-day experiences with racism are an illusion.

As a biracial woman who was adopted into a white family and has been raised in white-dominant environments, I have a unique perspective on both racism and white privilege: two things that undeniably exist…

Read the entire letter here.

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