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By Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine, July 20, 2020

Regis Nicoll is a retired nuclear engineer and a fellow of the Colson Center who writes commentary on faith and culture. He is the author of Why There Is a God: And Why It Matters

Regis NicollOver the last few years, some unjust blue-on-black killings have led to a growing consensus that racism is systemic, pervading every institution and social structure of shared life in America. It is a conclusion unmoored from fact.

I grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, during the Rosa Parks era, when signs reading “Colored” and “White” hung over public restrooms and water fountains everywhere, when a black family wouldn’t dare leave town without checking where they could get gas, eat, or find an overnight room, and when racism was truly baked into the fabric of our country through Jim Crow laws, forced segregation, and “separate but equal” policies.  …

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