Excerpt: Regardless of how far America has come, it’s still trying to keep the black community down. That is the basic argument that was presented by the chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University during a recent guest talk at Georgetown University. Arguing that white supremacy has distorted democracy in America, Professor Eddie Glaude said the country must be refounded rather than just implement incremental reforming.
“At every turn, when America seems as if it’s on the precipice of being otherwise, it doubles down on its ugliness,” Glaude said at the event. “At every moment when a new America seems to be about to be born, the umbilical cord of white supremacy is wrapped around the baby’s neck, choking the life out of it.”