canary in the coal mine
I received an email from a friend of a friend who heard about this project, and am sharing
their dispatch with their permission. Do you have thoughts inspired by the prompt "imagine a U.S. without racism"? Send them to me via the contact form here.
We can't "imagine the US without
racism" because it is the very roots of this country, and racism needs to be in the context of any future. I say that having spent the day fighting many "racist" anti-racism bills that are targeting WV teachers. WV super-Republican majority is seeking to establish a hotline (with law) for parents to report teachers who make their children uncomfortable by teaching the trust about slavery, segregation, etc..
Republicans have introduced over 20 bills to stop the truth from being taught in WV and I fear that will be law in WV in the very near soon.
Good luck with your project and good to keep an eye on WV - we are the canary in the coal mine.