One day you will look back and laugh at yourself. You’ll say, ‘ I can’t believe I was so asleep! How did I ever forget the truth? How ridiculous to believe that sadness and sickness Are anything other than bad dreams.’
The worst of white folks really believed that the height of black and brown aspiration should be emulation of its mediocre self. The worst of white folks inherited disproportionate access to quality health care, food, wealth, fair trials, fair sentencing, college admittance, college graduations, promotions and second chances, yet still terrorized and shamed other Americans who lacked adequate access to healthy choices at all. White Americans were wholly responsible for the worst of white folks, though they would do all they could to make sure it never wholly defined them.