This is one of the finest pieces on racism in America that I have ever seen. Please read it.
We never truly come to grips with racism in America. I have no answers. I only know that even after all these years and all of my myriad achievements, I am still very aware of the danger that lurks. Of the menacing glance that may mean, "RUN." Of the disdainful glance that just means, "STRUT. And teach 'em somethin'."
My life is a neverending series of contradictions and love/hate.
I grew up with it.
But I will never get "used to" it.