I’m the descendant of a founding father and I have two black daughters — and I am racist

Phil Lee, descendent of Richard Henry Lee, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and enslaver, shares his recently acquired understanding. “Racism, I recently came to understand, isn’t about me having some kind of hate in my heart for black people in general, nor is it about me believing that the failures of individual black people in our society are because they are morally or intellectually inferior. Racism is more than individual beliefs and actions. It is a complex system that has given — and continues to give — my racial group a host of advantages and power by oppressing and disadvantaging others.”  Read the complete op ed by clicking here.

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