MLK's I Have Dream speech was beguiling in many ways. But I heard a Stokely Carmichael speech shortly thereafter and felt deflated. Didn't he get the word that it must be about content of your character rather than color of your skin? Fast forward and everywhere you look it is about the color of everyone's skin. How awful. And history cannot be simple. But seemingly educated adults can be tone-deaf and push the likes of the NYT 1619 Project (I will forego the link).
But here is a bright spot. Williamson Evers has compiled some reading lists to help those with blind spots in their education. Thank you, Mr. Evers!