I think this website disagrees with this truth.
SMITH: Well, we have this conversation over and over again. The problem is, one, people come to the conversation with a sort of amnesia and forget that we had it before, also the parameters of the conversation are so narrowly defined as to define racism as a personal hatred towards black people. And we’re not then dealing with the systematic ideas that uphold racism and white supremacy in this country and then lead to a death of Trayvon Martin or a Michael Brown or a Renisha McBride or Rekia Boyd. Or on and on and on. What we haven’t dealt — what we refuse to deal with it is the idea — the fact — that our, the foundation of this country is racism and white supremacy and all of our institutions uphold that.