Isn’t it weird how the loudest voices assuring America we’re all incurably racist tend to do so from very comfortable, financially secure perches?
That fact couldn’t have been illustrated more perfectly than in an article last week by Washington Post columnist Paul Butler, an oppressed minority who also happens to be a law professor at the prestigious Georgetown University and a well-paid legal analyst on national television for MSNBC.
The thrust of Butler’s column is that America remains a top-to-bottom racist country and that even when blacks achieve success in white-dominant fields and spaces, it sucks.
“[F]or now, I am okay with working at a university that in its early years was financed by the sale of enslaved people,” he wrote. “I love my students and respect my colleagues, and have been part of the community’s efforts, still incomplete, to make reparations for that travesty.”
He added that “helping majority-White spaces be less racist and more inclusive feels transformative,” but