“Being white is pretty awesome,” writes lawyer Dawn Cutaia in the York Daily Record, saying that white folks don’t have to be part of the KKK to be racist. It can be as easy as laughing at a black person’s ethnic name or not hiring them because of it.
“You don’t have to be a member of the KKK to be racist, but not being a member of the KKK does not mean you aren’t racist. Slavery may have been outlawed 150 years ago, but the Civil Rights Movement was less than 50 years ago. Fifty years ago blacks were still sitting in the back of the bus, drinking out of separate water fountains, being sprayed by fire hoses for peacefully protesting, and living in extreme poverty with substandard education.”