Slavery as a way of life


400 years later, America still has so much to learn about its racial history

by Lonnie Bunch
Slavery was central to the country’s formation: its economy, its government, its identity, its entire way of life.
If America aspires to live up to the democratic ideals written into its founding documents, hoping to build a more perfect union in which everyone is granted full access, we must let go of the myths that obscure the whole truth about who we are as a nation.

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