Race: are we all too ambitious ?

A lot of hell has occurred in the past 200 years. Supposedly the Civil Rights movement put an official end to the race problem in America.

The problem is that that was only 50 years ago, which, depending on how you define a generation, was only 3 generations ago. And so the Jim Crow hell is still very much alive in the memories of tens of millions of Americans.

And if it is alive in their memories, then it is alive in their hearts … and therefore it is alive and personal for their children, and to a lesser extent their grandchildren, etc., until eventually the first-hand accounts of the past will no longer be so personal and so real, but only historical, but when is eventually?

I wonder if it is unreasonable to expect the race problem to be solved so soon after the recent past? Maybe it is unreasonable for wounds to be healed and shameful behaviors forgotten by 2009; maybe it will take another 6 or 7 generations.

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