Wild myths I believed about white people: Notes on race, American ignorance and the Capitol riots

Darryl Robertson is a former staff writer at VIBE and graduate student at Columbia University studying African American history

America will never cure its racial sickness because no one wants to begin with what they do not understand

The Greyhound bus was quiet. The day was dreary. And I was madly uncomfortable. “What time is it?” I asked a guy sitting across the aisle. 

“It’s 2 p.m.,” he said. After nearly four years, I had finally been released from Mississippi State Prison at Parchman. The Greyhound bounced over bumps, wrapped its body around slick curves, and slid past flatlands of the Mississippi Delta. I wondered how many times Oprah Winfrey and Morgan Freeman had traveled these roads before rising to stardom. When I wasn’t daydreaming, I was holding back tears and rolling over the uncertainty of my physical freedom. 

“Thanks, bro.” 


About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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