Can We Stop Talking About Racism?

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AsSelmaopens this weekend in theaters nationwide, a controversy has erupted about its historical accuracy, and whether then-President Lyndon B. Johnson’s actions were righteous or calculated. At the same time, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House majority whip, has acknowledged that he spoke at a gathering hosted by white-supremacist leaders while serving as a state representative in 2002. Oh, and a NAACP office in Colorado was almost firebombed this week, although the bomb failed to detonate.

I know this is a bold statement to make – but I’m tired of talking about racism. I’m tired of Black folks being angry. Can we talk about us and it not include white people? White Americans – rich, conservative or otherwise – are going to do what they want to do.

Ava DuVernay,Selma’s director said it best when she said to Rolling Stone: “I wasn’t interested in making…

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