[Note: Anyone who has followed this blog for a while is surely aware that one of my constant themes is the significance of race in the history of the United States. Here is an early example of that dictum, from the Spring of 2013, a post entitled “Race–and History–Matter.” The theme of the post is that when folks deny the significance of race in this nation’s past, they’re wandering off into the weeds of historical misunderstanding.
This is one of my favorite posts, and it also has attracted many readers of “Retired But Note Shy” over the past decade or so. “Race–and History–Matters” is, thus, an obvious candidate for inclusion among my “retro-posts,” that hardy band of (mostly early) essays intended to inform visitors to the blog of, um, “where I was coming from.” [Please excuse the “1960s-ism.”]
I hope that you’ll enjoy it!]