I wrote this last year on MLK Day and with few changes have decided to post it again since I have seen little change. Names have changed but racism is still rearing its ugly head.
The question is not mine although I mentally argue the subject with myself quite often. The person who asked the question pointed out, “You seem to be obsessed by race” meaning race relations. He is intelligent, both well-read and with common sense. Because of his intelligence and his view of the world, I had to wonder if he might be correct. If I am obsessed, what about people of color.
I have been told, “We must move on. No one alive today has owned slaves or picked cotton as a slave. Move on!” Having picked cotton as a small child I might dispute that assertion except I was “paid” with a BB Bat occasionally and was not living in a home that sharecropping was an only vocation available. Okay, for argument’s sake I’ll give you that assertion but would add the word legally…but then there are those prisons…
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