Will racial justice keep getting sacrificed in the name of “unity”?

Photo by Katie Rodriguez on Unsplash

Heading into 2021, we hear endless lamentations from commentators about ‘our divided country’, political polarization and pleas for national unity. But there has never been a time of lasting unity and peace. More importantly, putting “unity” above all else has historically served to uphold the structures of white supremacy.

A divided nation is not the great crisis we face. And it wasn’t in 1865 either — though it was characterized that way. Then like now, half of the country was throwing a fit and threatening to quit the project…

Elijah Quinto Barrio

Somewhere in the labyrinth of solitude. Parent to enormously inspiring kids, abolitionist and photographer.

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