Saturday, June 14, 2014

You Can See Racism If You Want To See Racism, But To Not See It Takes A Hatred For Blacks & Denial Of History

Blacks who notice the racism directly in our faces are bad.

"With no prompting whatsoever."

I'd be really sad if these stories, that tell of when America's horror becomes real, were only happening to me and no one else:

"My public high school wasn’t the best, but we did have an amazing history teacher. Mr. L, as we called him, brought our country’s story to life. So when he taught us about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, Andrew Jackson’s campaigns to force at least 46,000 Cherokees, Choctaws, Muscogee-Creeks, Chickasaws, and Seminoles off their ancestral lands, my classmates and I were stricken. It was unfathomable that thousands of Native American men, women, and children were forced to march West, sometimes freezing to death or starving because U.S. soldiers wouldn’t let them bring extra food or blankets. It was hard to hear that the Choctaw Nation lost up to a third of its population on the death march. It was disorienting to learn that what amounted to ethnic cleansing had come at the insistence of an American president. But then it was lunchtime, and we pulled out our wallets in the cafeteria.

Yeah, MLK on the currency IS probably an idea whose time has come. And just think:

Somebody thought of that "with no prompting whatsoever",…

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