TIME

IN DARKNESS, WE MUST BE THE LIGHT

AMERICA REACHED A KIND of consensus around race after the street fights and legal battles of the 1960s. The naked racism of the previous generation was banished. The likes of the John Birch Society were made outcasts in our politics. But that didn’t mean that prejudice was stripped from the

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from TIME

TIME1 min read
Pressure Cooker
The first day of Emoni Santiago’s senior year in high school is also her daughter’s first day of day care. In the young-adult novel With the Fire on High, Elizabeth Acevedo shows what happens when a 17-year-old must fill the roles of both student and
TIME3 min read
Ruth Westheimer
The sex therapist, 90, on living with history, her advice for millennials and the new documentary about her life, Ask Dr. Ruth
TIME1 min read
Peter Mayhew
FOR PEOPLE TO REMEMBER something, it needs to be unique. Peter Mayhew, who died April 30 at 74, made Chewbacca unique by being real—even though Chewie happens to live in space in a fantastical world. At the character’s core is the warmth, loyalty and