Tuesday, September 17, 2019

400 years of ignominy

Ignominy means 'disgraceful or dishonorably conduct'.

Africans were brought to this country on slave ships 400 years ago.

There have been 400 year of ignominy for this 'land of the free and home of the brave'.

The Dred Scott decision was not until 1954--the Supreme Court decision that should have ended segregation forever.

I graduated from high school in 1965 and had only been in a classroom with a black student for one year of all those 12 years of education.

The ignominy continues today under President He Who Will Not Be Named, He is trying to outlaw vaping because white kids are getting sick--but he thinks nothing of keeping brown kids in cages, separated from their families or letting black kids live in poverty and get no education worth anything.

"Separate but Equal" was the byword in the South. The truth is were are still there, except the truth is, we are separate and not equal.

Our ignominy continues today--400 year later.

Disgraceful and Dishonorable for four centuries.

God help us.

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