White supremacy’s long shadow: Why the myth of “race” still haunts America by JACQUELINE JONES

In an excerpt of her new book, “A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race From the Colonial Era to Obama’s America,”  Jacqueline Jones describes how, “decades removed from the lows of segregation, black America still struggles against its twisted logic.”

http://www.salon.com/2013/12/15/white_supremacys_long_shadow_why_the_myth_of_race_still_haunts_america/

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Paula Deen’s Cook Tells of Slights, Steeped in History By KIM SEVERSON, NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/25/us/paula-deens-soul-sister-portrays-an-unequal-bond.html?_r=0