Race matters because an overwhelming majority of U.S. history is whitewashed to make white people look like the saviors of people of color and downplayed violence against African-Americans.

The Emancipation Proclamation should have been the end of slavery in America. Instead, whites fought back so hard against change that it took another 100 years for the Civil Rights movement to stop the oppression again. Sixty years later, another movement is upon us, with white supremacists claiming that asking police not to shoot unarmed Black people is somehow anarchy.
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