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Remembering Watts: 50 Years After the Riots That Shook the Nation, What Lessons Must Still Be Learned
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You didn't earn it. More than likely aren't yet prepared to either admit to it or lose it. This letter, written by one of you, is offered to invite you on a journey of insight, honesty, hard truth, and just living. Privilege can be hard to see, mostly because of what doesn't happen to us when we have it.
We are, this year, 50 years removed from the civil rights movement's "Freedom Summer" of 1964. To be sure, changes in our society have been nothing short of revolutionary. Yet over half a century later, one wonders if white supremacy remains rooted in the American psyche. Is there a racial caste system in America?