This terrible strain of forgetting

“Forgetting the past, or refusing to see it, to understand it and to grapple with it, is as sure a path as there is to tearing the present apart,” The Dallas Morning News editorial staff wrote on August 7, 2019.

“It seems that today, as we mourn the death of the novelist Toni Morrison, we should reflect on this terrible strain of forgetting that is infecting our country….We need to see the past as what it is. We need to understand the pain and destruction it caused and that it still causes.”