America’s Racial Progress Is Real. So Is the White Supremacy That Threatens It

Sociologist Lawrence D. Bobo Calls for a ‘Multi-Dimensional’ Way Forward

While race relations in the United States have improved dramatically since World War II, the recent resurgence of white supremacy and more openly racist politics represent serious threats to that progress, and in turn require a multifaceted response, said Harvard sociologist Lawrence D. Bobo at a Zócalo event last night.

“The old Jim Crow racism that was once accepted is largely discredited,” Bobo said during the evening’s discussion, titled “What Does the Resurgence of White Supremacy Mean for the Future of Race Relations?,” which drew an overflow crowd to Cross Campus …