Benjamin, I want to push back on what you wrote slightly. Everyone keeps misunderstanding what I mean when I say the era when race relations were weaponized.
Please for the commenters who are not reading my piece but just commenting, I am talking about something totally new and different. A Russian general looked at the Arab Spring, and he said, “Damn, that social media can move large crowds of people to do revolutionary things.” He wrote his idea that the United States could be BROUGHT DOWN by attacking us at our natural fissures. In other words, he said, “We can take a cyber army to attack the racial conflict points in the United States online. They will start a civil war and bring themselves down.” THIS IS NOT SOMETHING SOMEONE DID TO US BEFORE. Your article stresses WHY the United States IS vulnerable to such an attack.