John M. Crisp: Shame and pride meet somewhere in the middle

How much shame are we obliged to feel about our nation’s racist past? And how much pride do we have a right to enjoy about how we became a nation?These two questions are actually positive and negative expressions of the same question, and they both have the same answer, which we’ll consider in due course.In the meantime, both questions were evoked by President Donald Trump’s speech at the National Archives last Thursday, Constitution Day. The occasion was, as Trump put it, the “very first White House Conference on American history…so important.”Mostly Trump addressed the second question, asser…

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