By Maggie Koerth-Baker at 8:58 am Fri, Apr 18, 2014
The progress is astounding, if you think about it. I mean, look at how much racism has evolved during the last forty years. We've come all the way from Jim Crow to dog-whistle politics. I'd challenge you to name another social institution that has come nearly so far.
It's like the Civil Rights Movement was an antibiotic our society stopped taking too soon, and now racism has mutated to the point that activism is no longer able to control the symptoms. At least with disease the victim acknowledges something is wrong.
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