When There’s a Racist in the Family

Does excusing their bigotry make you an accessory to it?

Carroll O’Connor as Archie Bunker, TV’s first lovable bigot on All in the Family (Photo: YouTube)

I haven’t stepped foot in a playground in decades, but a recent conversation revived that sinking feeling I used to get every time I was near a dome climber. All the other kids seemed to rise to the top with ease, but I always struggled to make it only halfway up.