In 1920, Ocoee, FL was a sleepy town, more like a village with a population of just over a thousand people, half of whom were black.
You rarely hear about the hundreds of thousands of slaves that starved to death because they had freedom but no place to go.
In 1996, Prince released a cover of The Stylistics, “Betcha By Golly Wow.” Before he began singing, he said, “Sometimes the words of another… seem to work out fine.
If you didn’t immediately get the Judas reference in the title. Don’t come for me, read your bible.
The Constitution contained a clause that Jefferson made full use of to enrich not only himself but also fellow Virginia slaveowners.
“It is time for us to simply realize that … when it comes to the economic gap between blacks and whites in America, it does come from a great injustice that has never been dealt with.”
The flag can be a patriotic symbol, it is also fair to condemn the abuses which have taken place in its name.
There is no sitting this fight out. Failure to take a stand against racism is in fact taking the position that racism is acceptable.