What Would James Baldwin Do?
Denise Eileen McCoskey

While I can appreciate what the author is saying, and agree with its historic content, I wonder why people who discuss race in this country talk about racism in the US as though it’s still 1960. James Baldwin was a man of his times, and what he wrote was unquestionably true. But he died even as this country’s views on race were evolving (and had been for 20 years). Yes, racism still exists, but no, it’s not nearly as bad, common, or ingrained as it was fifty years ago. In fact, racism has evolved in quite the opposite direction today, with many believing that “racist” means “doesn’t see things my way.”