Behind the Poll

Last Thursday on MSNBC, the civil rights activist Maya Wiley said that democracy requires us to teach that America is “built on racism”.

Her full comments were “One of the uncomfortable truths of this country is it is built on racism. It is built on genocide against native peoples, it is built on frankly a long history of denigrating women of all races, and all those things are not about trying to tell people to feel badly about themselves. It’s about calling our attention to what’s been broken, what remains broken, and what, frankly, we have to fix for all of us.”