Someday America must face the unpleasant truth that white supremacy and patriarchy are not only in our culture, they are our culture. They are part of the invisible background we all take in when we mindlessly watch television or read a newspaper. They are the poison we swallow when we hear history presented as the story of brave European men civilizing a primitive world. More and more Americans are willing to look at the painful parts of our history, but few indeed are willing to look in the mirror and face one hard fact. It’s not history if we are still doing it.