The Racism Arms Race

The age of mutually assured racism.

Steve QJ
Steve QJ
Jul 22 · 5 min read
Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

Of all the stories of courage that define the civil rights movement, one of the bravest can be told in a single sentence:

Mamie Till looked down at the mutilated body of her only son and decided the rest of the world should see it too.

Mamie’s son was fourteen-year-old Emmett Till, who made the fatal mistake of…