Sherrilyn Ifill: Racism is a National Security Concern

America is not and never has been the land of freedom and equality. That is a myth, a lie that many people think is true. Putin in Russia knows this truth and he took advantage of it to get malignant narcissist and psychopath Donald Trump, a fraud, a con-man and a serial liar, elected President of the United States.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Racism and segregation are our nation’s greatest sin, written into our founding and our history. We live with their consequences every day in the misery and blighted lives that stand in sharp contrast to the ideals of our founding documents. We think of ourselves as a just people, but we tolerate injustice. We think of our nation as one that is dedicated to equality, yet we live with inequality and ignore it. Now, as Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, writes in the Washington Post.

Two newly released reports from the Senate Intelligence Committee about Russian interference in the 2016 election have been nothing short of revelatory. Both studies — one produced by researchers at Oxford University, the other by the cybersecurity firm New Knowledge — describe in granular detail how the Russian government tried to sow discord and confusion among American voters…

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