Tuesday, July 4, 2017

On the 4th of July, Acknowledging America's History of Oppression

On the 4th of July, I cannot help but remember that this country and its historical wealth were built on the genocide of one race of people, and the brutal chattel slavery of another. I am sorry, these are not mere footnotes, this truth looms large in our history. We cannot fully celebrate freedom until we acknowledge the dark side or our history, and honor and respect all of our people, with justice, in our day. The United States will never be truly "great" unless and until these wrongs are requited.



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