The concept of equality is as important to America's self-conception as it is confusing. What sort of equality? Equality before the law; equality of opportunity; equal access to all the benefits
In this long, honest, and insightful piece, discusses the way forward for our racist society. How will we eliminate racism from all facets of our society, from the institutions to the quotidian interactions? Kendi gives credence to the following suggestion: Take those people who have been oppressed by racism and give them the positions of power. Kendi reaches this conclusion by reflecting on the last fifty years of racist and anti-racist back-and-forth in this country.
There's a lot to glean from this splendid article. Read it as part of "The long read" series at The Guardian: