The Racism Spectrum and Barometer

We tend to pay disproportionately more attention to racism’s mangled bodies than to its ‘invisible’ manifestations.

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In a 1965 interview with Alex Haley, Martin Luther King, Jr. called the then governor of Alabama, George Wallace, “a demagogue with a capital D” who symbolized in America “many of the evils that were alive in Hitler’s Germany,” “a merchant of racism” and “perhaps the most dangerous racist in…