This is not about America winning any global race to 5G, but the world working together on fundamentally different, complex, new communication networks and services.
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And at that point, optimism begins to look suspiciously like delusion. Despite entrenched and growing inequality, the poorer people are, the more optimistic they are likely to be about their future financial health.
The sixtieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision that struck down school segregation, offers yet another chance to gauge the progress toward racial equality in America.
Half a century ago, America was officially an apartheid state, with black people denied the basic rights of citizenship in large swaths of the country. Then the signs came down; the laws were overturned; the doors to the polling stations were prized open.
The notion that the work is proceeding perpetuates the myth: America has no reverse gear—we just keep going forward. But the awkward truth is that when it comes to the goals laid down by the civil rights movement in general and Brown in particular, America is actually going backward.
In many areas, America is becoming more separate and less equal. In suburbs across the region, wealthier whites have been seceding from their inner- city school districts and setting up academic laagers of their own.
The result is a concentration of race and class disadvantage in a system with far fewer resources.
According to the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University, between and the black-white wealth gap quadrupled. The Supreme Court is dismantling affirmative action and gutting voting rights.
Meanwhile, incarceration disparities are higher than they were in the s. As a criminal, you have scarcely more rights, and arguably less respect, than a black man living in Alabama at the height of Jim Crow.
We have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.
If the civil rights movement had been about getting black faces in new and high places, its work would now be done. It was about equality.
This is not the first time this has happened. After the abolition of slavery, there was a brief period during Reconstruction when African-Americans made great strides, followed by a full-scale retrenchment in the South with the advent of Jim Crow.
That period lasted almost ninety years, and it took a mass movement to end it. King saw this coming. They were now hostile because they were watching the dream they had so readily accepted turn into a frustrating nightmare.
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