In a recent interview, she argues, America has repeatedly violated its promises of equal protection, equality and equality to African Americans.
It was constructed, and serves, to distance them from African Americans and Hispanic Americans.
Differentiation and distanciation from African Americans is the ritual of passage to Americanisation by every migrant group in the United States.
The uprising has also forced many whites to accept that silence is complicity and to confess their ignorance about the depths of American racism.
It is worth quoting Axelrod’s conclusion: “A lot of white Americans thought they understood.