Monday, June 29, 2020

Time will tell

The silence of white leaders on the issue of black deaths when the matter is not a hashtag on the nightly news betrays our real racial indifference...
As the black community, you have survived mistreatment on both sides of the Atlantic, from both dark and light-skinned men alike. Your community has survived capture by West African warlords and survived a trans-Atlantic slave trade by the Dutch. Your community has survived antebellum slavery and post-war systemic racism through Jim Crow laws. Your community survived the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-twentieth century and emerged strong, vibrant, and victorious. Through all of these tumults, troubles, and tribulations, your families, churches, and communities remained dignified and intact.
However, time will tell if your community can survive the damage done by pandering white people who betray their bigotry by thinking little of you and expecting even less.
J. D. Hall

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