This is an important essay for many reasons. The fact that people are all enculturated and have been for thousands of years is a beginning point for talking about anything having to do with America’s number one fractalized communication problem — race. People keep saying, “We need to have a national conversation.” This piece is a good start. What’s interesting is that when you talk about race logically, the first thing you have to acknowledge is that it is almost purely emotional and irrational. Race is made up. Racism isn’t. Neither is prejudice, bias, or discrimination.
Keep writing about this stuff, John Metta.