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)

Perhaps what we are witnessing in the aftermath of yesterday’s double Georgia U.S. Senate election run-offs is a political parable. Parables are stories that lead to revelation — or narratives that disclose elusive truths, but which make understanding more lucid. Political parables can tell us who we are as citizens and anticipate what possibilities are ahead.

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Kevin C. Peterson

Kevin C. Peterson

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.