There's no such thing as a harmless little bit of racism. If you have never experienced it, then I can understand you might not recognize it or possibly mistake it for something else. But you can take my word for it, those who have experienced it, know the feel of it, the smell of it and the taste of it. And it does no good to tell them that it wasn't there.
It's time to move on from racism
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
Get full access to the Columbia Missourian on your computer, phone, and tablet for just $5.95 per month. Or click here for full access for one day for only 99 cents.
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.