Gringo View: Our racial dilemma

There is no question that fear is the prime driver of the explosion of hateful racial discord in the US. The worst excesses of violence and fear come from "nativists", a cohort composed principally of white males without college degrees.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) Two horrendous images will be forever imprinted on my mind. One is George Floyd’s body, dying under the knee of Derek Chauvin slightly more than one year ago. The other is the trussed up and tortured flaming body of a punished slave while the slaveowners danced as if it were a normal afternoon tea party, witnessed in the first episode of the new and widely acclaimed series, ‘The Underground Railroad’ streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

That millions of people throughout the world have seen these images and not viscerally connected them with a cultural . . .

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