Who Should a Yearbook Remember?

In the wake of the grand jury ruling out of Clayton last week, CNN published a surprisingly good article about “racism without racists.” For the most part, the problem we have as a country right now isn’t about racial slurs, the KKK and the back of the bus. It’s about the foundational systems and beliefs we have in place that “cause unsuspecting people to see the world through a racially biased lens.” One of those racially biased lenses is the lens of history– the lens that East has used to celebrate the vast majority of its long existence.