An Interview With Bryan Stevenson on Institutional Racism and Changing the Narrative – Pacific Standard

I genuinely believe that, despite all of that victimization, the worst part of slavery was this narrative that we created about black people—this idea that black people aren’t fully human, that they are three-fifths human, that they are not capable, that they are not evolved. That ideology, which set up white supremacy in America, was the most poisonous and destructive consequence of two centuries of slavery.

Source: An Interview With Bryan Stevenson on Institutional Racism and Changing the Narrative – Pacific Standard

One Reply to “An Interview With Bryan Stevenson on Institutional Racism and Changing the Narrative – Pacific Standard”

  1. I have long felt that the dilemma for liberal white people is that they can never truly understand what it is like to live in the skin of someone from another racial group. No matter what they feel, their opportunity in life will always be greater, by virtue of the colour of their skin.
    Rather than pontificate about what they think is best for others, they should leave those minorities to promote their own causes, and stand on the sidelines in support.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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