Until the United States of America is willing to stare its racism in the face, it has no hope of redemption.
I read To Kill a Mockingbird once. It is a tale of the moral toll of racism.
I have read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn three times. Underneath the burlesque, it is a tale of redemption, of one boy’s decision to reject the racism his society has taught him. (If you have not read it, do so today.)