The Monstrous Elegance of White Supremacy

By Alex Mikulich, Ph.D.

"Meanwhile, racism, elegant, lovely, monstrous, carries on." So concludes The Atlantic essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates in his incisive analysis of overt racism by the rancher Cliven Bundy and the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, Donald Sterling.[1]

The deeper problem concerns what the heralded Canadian Jesuit theologian Bernard Lonergan describes as cultural bias. Lonergan asks: "How, indeed, is the mind to become conscious of its own bias when that bias springs from a communal flight from understanding and is supported by the whole texture of civilization?" MORE>>