Diane Ravitch // Florida: Will DeSantis Be Able to Hide the History of Atrocities Against Black People in His State?
The only people who would react to this history [of lynching Black Floridians] with a sense of guilt and shame are those who identify with the oppressors.
Most people, I think, would identify with those who were brutalized, commiserating with them as fellow human beings subjected to inhumane treatment.
The whites who want to hide, purge, and suppress this history identify with the oppressors.
The arc of history bends toward justice.