Salute to the enduring spirit of the children of the slaves…
A lot of the men and women that had to endure this are still alive. Don’t let white people act like this is the distant past. It’s not.
And yet people won’t fight for their rights TO VOTE…. ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION… FAIR HOUSING… ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH AND NUTRITION …. THESE UNSUNG HEROES DESERVE OUR RESPECT AND DRIVE TO CONTINUE THE PURSUIT OF JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION!
What’s even worse is that some of our people think voting doesn’t matter because of how much corruption is in our political system. Yes, there is a lot of corruption, but that’s no excuse. Our ancestors paid for this right with their blood, sweat, and tears, literally and voting does work. There are plenty of people that didn’t want a Black Man to sit in the Oval Office, but it happened because the American people made it happen.
People and practice are two very different beasts. I see the world the way it is, not as I wish it would be.
But my own father never lied to me and, with this journal, I preserve that custom. I present the truth, Connor, that you may do with it as you will.