Ignore the Noose and Sap Racism’s Power

16 10 2007

Listen to this NPR story by John McWhorter
Author of “Authentically Black”

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, October 16, 2007

“In light of the resurgence of nooses appearing in places like Jena, La., and Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, here’s a modest proposal: The next time somebody plants a noose, let’s just ignore it. Perhaps paying less attention to these acts will take away their racist power. . .”

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