Although America is in a state of toxic polarity, I am optimistic.
Through intimacy across racial lines, a growing class of whites has come to value and empathize with African-Americans and other minorities.
There was a Strom Thurmond-esque artificiality to this cry for racial purity.
Southern patriarchs made an art out of objecting to what was happening under their own noses — or pelvises.
Whites with reduced prejudice, in turn, have a worldview similar to that of many minorities; that is, they support policies designed to reduce racial inequality.