The Dilemma of White America



This early draft of the Racism and the White Backlash chapter of Dr. King's Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? explores the history and philosophy of white supremacy. King insists the current status of Negroes is the direct result of oppression by whites, who have developed delusional beliefs to justify their historic acts of colonization and slavery. Racism requires violence to enforce, and its logical extreme is genocide, so at its root racism "is a philosophy based on a contempt for life." White backlash isn't new but is an expression of America's latest "'congenital deformity," racism.

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The Dilemma of White America
Where Do We Go From Here
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