“Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety.”
- James Baldwin
That Chandran (above) advocates are good old fashioned liberal civil action and disobedience as a kind of grassroots alternative to mainstream politics in this country.
While I think that people advocating for change on a personal and localised level is always constructive, the reality is that institutional change can only come about through the political process.
And for the record, I think many folks would be surprised as to how many personal and professional testimonials about the institutional racism in the private sector if we really had a race reckoning discussion in this country.
When partisans argue that this is an apartheid system, the reality is that as...