"To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in rage almost all the time."-James Baldwin
America's deep-seated racism and white supremacy should be a surprise to no one, but apparently it took the election of an inexperienced, xenophobic, petulant, rich, white dude to bring it to many white liberals' attention. Maybe read a book. Try this one by Nation writer, activist, and social critic Mychal Denzel Washington, which while discussing his life, it's more concerned with racial issues at large. His interests range from hip-hop to basketball to politics, and he finds something insightful and provocative to say about all of them. Also check out "Between the World and Me," "You Can't Touch My Hair," and "When They Call You a Terrorist."

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