When There’s Racism in the Family

Does tolerating a relative’s bigotry make you an accessory to it?

Topher Grace as father-of-two and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)

I haven’t stepped foot on 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.