Parabolic Lessons On Race Emerge From Apparent Victories in Georgia

Rev. Raphael Warnock’s Success in Georgia U.S. Senate Run-off Signals Teachable Moments On Race And Possibilities for a Multiracial Democracy (Photo: AP)
Jon Ossoff Is Poised To Unseat Incumbent Georgia U.S. Senator David Perdue In Georgia Photo: Atlanta Magazine)

Two generations ago, Georgia was captive of political Dixiecrats: — The state remained locked in the jaws of regional civic proclivities that fostered a brand of anti-black racism that had its genesis in slavery, and Jim Crow.

Kevin Peterson is founder of the New Democracy Coalition and Convener of the Fanueil Hall Race and Reconciliation Project. He is a social and cultural critic.

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