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Racism is arguably the most perplexing and frustratingly difficult issue to confront in American society. The belief that black people are inherently inferior and that white people are inherently superior is woven into our collective American consciousness. From the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 to the modern-day goal of integration, racism has been an integral part of the American experience. Now we are approaching the age of artificial intelligence where the specter of algorithms, robots, and machines looms ominously over an American public still grappling with unresolved issues of inequality, injustice, and what it means to be human.

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A storefront window with a blue neon sign that reads, “You’ll Get it Eventually, reflecting a lone figure on a narrow street
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Social injustice, the racial wealth gap, and white privilege were terms that filled our summer conversations, nightly newscasts, and countless social media posts. New terms like anti-racist, anti-blackness and defund the police surfaced and made their way into the public consciousness amidst a collective new hope of alleviating what is the scourge of American society: racism. America’s past efforts to undo racism have shown itself to be akin to trying to undo an omelet. Past reactions to acts of racial violence and social injustices have been mostly that: reactions. …


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Five hands of various racial groups signaling a thumbs up sign.
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In June 2015 at Trump Towers in New York City, Donald Trump officially announced his candidacy for the president of the United States. The event hit the airwaves and the American public like a sledgehammer, leaving an avalanche of social, corporate, and media protests in its wake. Like many people in the early days of Trump’s candidacy, I was shocked and horrified. However, as the campaign got underway, the nation’s reactions to Trump, evoked, in me, a resurgence of a racist incident that would cause me to question everything I believed about the fight for racial equality and inclusion.

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Tyrone R. Crowder

Writer, former teacher and producer of The Human Story of America Podcast; a history podcast dedicated to Millennials seeking dialogue which inform and inspire.

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