African Americans are under no obligation to renounce their black identity.
Does America still have a common political creed and culture? Are we merely a collection of disparate groups united by geography, or are there shared principles, commitments, and republican traditions that ought to bind us together? America is embroiled in a high-stakes battle regarding the answers to these fundamental questions. What will it take to restore a political culture unified around a common understanding of justice in America? And what will the consequences be if we don’t succeed?