"White people and Black people are not having a discussion about race. Black people, thinking as a group, are talking about living in a racist system. White people, thinking as individuals, refuse to talk about “I, racist” and instead protect their own individual and personal goodness. In doing so, they reject the existence of racism.
"But arguing about personal non-racism is missing the point."
I don't understand why lawmakers can't see how much sense this makes. Instead, Republicans are still trying to prevent birth control.
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