Pretend This is a Country You Would Want to Live In

Now ask yourself why you have to pretend.

Spontaneous mural after George Floyd murder — Photo credit: Fox 9, Minneapolis

Before I start on what you’ll surely see as a gushing, naïve paean to America, let me say up front that I know how awful we’ve been. I know the terrible things we’ve done — or rather what they’ve done — from the years before that lofty group of privileged white men stewed over the wording in our…