White America’s Greatest Delusion: “They Do Not Know It and They Do Not Want to Know It”

“When you have the power you can take out your hatreds and frustrations directly upon the bodies of others. This is what we have done, not only in the above mentioned examples but right here at home. The so-called ghetto was created and not accidentally. It was designed as a virtual holding pen—a concentration camp were we to insist upon honest language—within which impoverished persons of color would be contained. It was created by generations of housing discrimination, which limited where its residents could live. It was created by decade after decade of white riots against black people whenever they would move into white neighborhoods. It was created by deindustrialization and the flight of good-paying manufacturing jobs overseas.”

White America’s Greatest Delusion: “They Do Not Know It and They Do Not Want to Know It”
It is the innocence which constitutes the crime.
By Tim Wise / @AlterNet
May 6, 2015

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