Americana: A Dream, and its Nightmares
Bonnie Greer was asked if United States Independence Day was racist? Here are her thoughts in the first of her regular 'Americana' columns for the Byline Times print edition
I was recently asked to debate whether 4 July was relevant. Was it even racist?
Declining that invitation rather swiftly, knowing the toxicity of online debate, I asked myself exactly what the question meant.
Did it mean 4 July itself, by its very existence, is racist? Or that it had become racist? What?
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