Last week Wade Davis offered this invitation to white Americans in response to what happened in Charlottesville:
This grand display of domestic terrorism offers America yet another opportunity to confront white supremacy, not just white supremacists. And only self-identified white liberals and progressives are the individuals who should answer the call.
Confronting or condemning white supremacists seems easy enough.
It requires little nuance to speak out against explicit racial hatred and antisemitism. Contemporary politics in the U.S. have been working to transcend explicit white nationalism—with an emphasis on values like freedom, equality and diversity—for several decades now as Jews and People of Color have long called this country to live up to some of its highest moral values. Read more.