The challenge of being black in America

“The objective reality is that virtually no one who is white understands the challenge of being black in America.” ~ Newt Gingrich, in the movie 13th

I was dumbfounded when I heard these words while watching the movie 13th. Not because they aren’t true, but because of who was speaking them. These words assume an understanding of race and American society that I wouldn’t have expected from many whites, especially an older conservative white politician like Gingrich.

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