"I suspect Negroes and generally all other human species (there are four or five different types) of the natural condition of being inferior to whites," wrote the Enlightenment philosopher David Hume in 1753.
Celebrity book How to Be an Antiracist is packed with historical and current examples of racism. Many of them are considerably more subtle than the quote above. They all serve one purpose: to map the terrain and find ways to combat racism. The African-American New York author has concluded that there is no neutrality in this struggle. The opposite of "racist" is not "non-racist". It is anti-racist; which implies a deeper recognition of the conceptual content and that this recognition. . .