Bryan Stevenson Wants the U.S. to Face Its History

I think that what we, as White people, often forget is how demoralizing it is to oppressed peoples when cultural markers of White Supremacy are celebrated and idolized. This article by Bryan Stevenson is an abbreviated version of his interview with the New York Times, but nonetheless a powerful reflection and call to action. It is easy to say that ‘history is in the past,’ when you carry certain privileges allowing that point of view. It is much harder, however, to recognize the continued ways that our society implicitly and explicitly perpetuates biased systems and philosophies. It is even HARDER to accept and embrace the discomfort that comes with becoming an active social change maker. What do you think?