Ignorant and hateful people are not behind the production of racist ideas, as Americans are taught so often during Black History Month.
Will the candidates acknowledge the Black Lives Matter platform during the debate in St. Louis? Millennial voters will be listening.
The killing of nine people in Charleston's AME Church was motivated by racism, first and foremost, but also sexism.
It officially ended 150 years ago on April 9 in Appomattox with General Lee's surrender, but the deep divisions that produced the Civil War still roil our national psyche.