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    The Atlantic | Ta-Nehisi Coates | 5/21/14 | 86 min
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    • Alexa6 months ago

      A long but worthy read from the archives of 2014. Historical topic (and relating to the legislature HR that called to investigate reparations) so it's just as pertinent today, maybe even more so as the violence against black people we saw around 2014 just keeps happening and happening.

      The United States' legacy of decades upon decades of abuse & violence is stunning. Not a good look, but quite helpful to sit with all of this. Makes my own privilege feel immense and this is 100% worth the long read.

      Yet America was built on the preferential treatment of white people—395 years of it. Vaguely endorsing a cuddly, feel-good diversity does very little to redress this.