Quote of Note #127: White Nostalgia


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“Nostalgia is a powerful tool of ignorance and retrenchment of the social order. In America, white folk have been hooked on memories that somehow made the country look better than it was, that allowed white people to remain innocent in a country that has always been confused about Black folk and committed to white folk.”

Dante Stewart, Shouting in the Fire: An American Epistle. New York: Congruent, 2021, page 182.

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