White America's racial amnesia: the sobering truth about our "race riots"

An honest look at race in America requires us to take white racial resentment seriously. Thankfully, it now does not emerge in the violent form of mobs clearing out communities, though as this article says, this was not always true. We can all ask ourselves how this resentment still shows up today.  This linguistically sharp article is likely not useful to pass to a skeptic, but the information in it is useful for allies to know to  know. The challenge is  drawing links from yesterday's resentments to today in a way that seems credible to a racism skeptic. 

http://www.salon.com/2015/05/01/white_americas_racial_amnesia_the_sobering_truth_about_our_countrys_race_riots_partner/