Jane Elliot had an interview for this book and here’s what she had to say:
Elliott: “What we’re dealing with is institutional ignorance. We have taught people that only white people are fully human. We have taught the myth of race for so long that we have created a society worldwide in which only white people are seen as superior human beings. We don’t even regard some of the rest of [other races] as human, and so we treat them as less than human. Black lives matter because for five hundred years in this country, they have not mattered. White lives have always mattered.