Fareed Zakaria adds more details into the potential racism has for destroying our democracy

By Donald A. Collins | 23 February 2021
Church and State

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My last column introduced the urgent concern of that African American writer Heather McGhee about her positive vision for reconciling Republican racism with an expanded, stronger democracy.

As my piece appeared, Fareed Zakaria’s column appeared on CNN which greatly expanded the racism issue I cited in McGhee’s splendid book, tying in the racist history to the Republican Party in explaining its potential for breaking down our fragile democracy.

I suggest you carefully listen to his words in what I attach here.

I was of course most pleased that Fareed Zakaria, one of the world’s leading independent thinkers on world affairs, would echo in his powerful piece which you can now hear directly by logging in above, but to which he adds so much more detail and power, my take and that of Heather McGhee as to the potential destructive effects of Republican racism.

Please let me hear from you whether you agree with my admiration for his POV or not!

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC., has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013.

From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013

By Donald A. Collins
Publisher: Church and State Press (July 30, 2014)
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