From the New York Times:
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Ghosts of Segregation
Vestiges of racism and oppression, from bricked-over segregated entrances to the forgotten sites of racial violence, still permeate much of America’s built environment. …
Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market in Money, Miss., where, in 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was accused of whistling at a white woman. He was later kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in the Tallahatchie River.
Ooh … spooky …
My impression is that the Woke are less and less treating talk of “the ghosts of segregation” and of malevolent “racist objects” as metaphorical and more as real: America is permeated by evil spirits, which can only be exorcised by giving the person complaining a well-paid job in the Diversity Inclusion Equity business.
In general, there is a dumbing down of America, which has been accelerated by elites declaring that African American tendencies (e.g., superstitiousness, fear of ghosts, etc.) are both beyond all criticism and worthy of emulation.