Sandy Banks reminds us how far we have come and how far we must go. She reminds us of our stained past, when minorities and especially blacks were treated terribly. The ugly racial picture has been so embedded in the hearts and minds of many that having a black president is not compatible with their values.
Not too long ago there were "gentleman's agreements" on where blacks were allowed to live, quotas for admissions to colleges and universities, and racially segregated diningspots. We have left some of those behind, but the lingering hatred has been on display this election cycle.
Banks' column brought tears to my eyes. How much longer must we wait to rid our society of hate and lies?