Since the death of Michael Brown and the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri, there has been renewed dialogue around racism. Discussions on the topic have the propensity to make participants uncomfortable and unwilling to truly engage the topic.
Those of us who have been around for a while remember such conversations after the Rodney King events in 1991.
After the shooting at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, a particular television network led conversions that racism was a disease. I found this ideology to be repulsive and insulting.