Insightful post on racism…and those that continue to deny its existence (sigh…).
I have heard more than one person say recently that racism didn’t exist before Obama. Yes, you read that right.
At the risk of speaking in a space where there are PoC whose voices should be heard, I will listen to Awesomely Luvvie and do my part to bring equality, reconciliation, education, and justice where I can.
The way I see it is this …
This country was built in large part on the backs of slave labor.
When slaves spoke up/rose up slave owners said, things like this: “Never before has the black race of Central Africa, from the dawn of history to the present day, attained a condition so civilized and so improved, not only physically, but morally and intellectually. –John C. Calhoun” They denied there was a problem. They blamed the slaves for causing the problem.
Racism didn’t exist before them.
Eventually, the abolitionists and slaves were able…
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