Don’t Let the Loud Bigots Distract You. America’s Real Problem With Race Cuts Far Deeper

By EDDIE S. GLAUDE, JR. | TIME

Glaude is the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University and the author of Democracy in Black.

In a recent viral video, an unidentified white woman in line at a grocery store in Oregon, dressed in a floral romper and black knee-high boots, overheard a black woman’s phone conversation. She believed this black woman was trying to sell food stamps illegally. The exchange became heated, and the white woman was told, in no uncertain terms, to mind her business. “Oh, it is my business,” the white woman responded. “Because I pay my taxes.” She then said something that, quite frankly, stunned me: “We’re going to build this wall.”

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