It’s time to start thinking of racism as an addiction: a preventable, progressive and fatal disease of the mind

Here’s an interesting story about a couple in Georgia who were sentenced to a combined 35 years in prison for participating in a parade of trucks flying the Confederate flag in front of an African American family’s home where the owner was hosting a birthday party. At least, that’s what we get from the headline.

During the parade, Jose “Joe” Torres stopped his truck, brought out a shotgun and pointed it at the party-goers threatening to kill…