The Day I Discovered I Was A Racist

Close-up photo of Matthew McConaughey at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony red carpet, by David Torcivia via Wikimedia Commons.

I remember sitting in the theater while Matthew McConaughey gave his closing argument in the movie, A Time to Kill. He was describing in detail a horrific attack on a small black girl, asking us to imagine it happening at each step of the way, and I was weeping.

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