Making Sense of January 6, Three helpful reads
Three readings helping me make sense of this week.
1. "Inequality is the greatest threat to justice...Democracy is the greatest threat to white supremacy," writes Darren Walker of the Ford Fdn. Appreciate your clarity and shining light on the hope in this moment. (https://lnkd.in/gpDy9gt)
2. Adam Sewer's article "Multiracial Democracy Is 55 Years Old. Will It Survive?" places Wednesday's white supremacist insurrection into a larger historical perspective. It suggests that "Multi-racial democracy" was only born with the Civil Rights act of 1965 that guaranteed the right to vote regardless of race. He cites the 1898 Wilmington White Supremacist insurrection as the original battle plan for Wednesday's effort.
3. "Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy" by David Zucchino. Read it in 2 sittings in October. Grateful that the Insurrection of 2021 was less successful.
I see our multi-racial democracy as wounded by 4 years of Trump, but NOT defeated. And more committed than ever
Multiracial Democracy Is 55 Years Old. Will It Survive? - The Atlantic