Many people in the U.S. proclaimed the election of President Barack Obama proof that our nation had become a post-racial society.
But commentator Andrea Mays says Trayvon Martin’s murder, the choke-hold death of Eric Garner, the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and most recently, the killing of Eric Harris in Oklahoma by a white volunteer police officer shows we aren’t there, yet.
Andrea Mays is an American Studies scholar. She lives in Santa Fe. Her bi-monthly column, Here's The Thing, is published by the Santa Fe Reporter. You can read the full length piece here.