We can’t erase a legacy of Racism
Race baiting(ers)! Haters!Birthers! And then those who say, “get over it” racism does not exist today. Well, others say, “racism” is now directed at “white people!” It is rather difficult for many whose ancestors were slaves, were lynched, denied the basic right to go to school, and called “boy”‘ to “get over it!” Like it or not racism does exist. It may be disguised under a different name, but it is present. It may be more covert, but it is present.
I fear that “racism” is not limited only to white on black, Latino, Asian, Muslim, Catholic, Protestants. We have learned well how to hate each other, lessons that different groups in this country learned from was done to them. I just hope, that we don’t allow “racism against whites” to floursih to the levels that White America allowed racism against some many other groups to reach.
In the meantime let’s consider the following examples, of what White America, let happen.
1. Indians killed and/or removed from their lands
3. Mexicans (legally living on Mexican land) treated like dogs, some killed as well
4. Over 100,000 Japanese, (some Italians/Germans) put into concentration camps during WWII
5. Asians/Blacks forbidden to marry in some states
6. Housing, employment, health, education, transportation discrimination and even segregated cementaries
7. Segregated fighting units
Yep, it is not easy to break the “chains of racism, discrimination, slavery!” But, what do you think? Do you have positive examples of how whole communities stood up against the above forms of oppresion? Please share, if you have them.
In the meantime, see how these companies, or their predecesors profited from Slavery and amassed great fortunes that continue to this day.