Tag Archives: American history

If President George Washington had been black . . .

If President George Washington had been black, Would America have made skin color a big deal? Would we have held people in lifelong bondage Based on nothing more than the shade of their skin? Or would the words, “All men … Continue reading

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Some history should never be repeated

The answers that got you a passing grade in history class aren’t always the full truth about the way things really happened. Some parts of history are celebrated; some ignored (or hidden). The ignored parts can tell powerful stories. If … Continue reading

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When racism is gone, America’s slave plantations will be seen to be as horrific as Auschwitz. Search: Off the RACE Track book.

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Stop color profiling

Instead of saying, “I’m not a racist,” perhaps we should be saying, “I’m against profiling people by their skin color.” The “supremacy” or dominance of one race over another can only be maintained by brutality and cruelty. Most people want … Continue reading

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What makes America great?

What makes America great? The idea that all people “are created equal . . . with inalienable rights.” The freedom to openly speak out against injustice. And the ability to change laws as more light comes to people. I like … Continue reading

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Forget the past or “never forget”? (Memorial Day thoughts)

Too often our memory of the past is selective. Many people want to forget America’s history of racial injustice, but when it comes to Memorial Day they want to “never forget.” I wrote a book about many incredible, yet forgotten, … Continue reading

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DARE TO READ A SLAVE NARRATIVE

Every American should read At least one slave narrative, The personal account of someone Who courageously escaped The brutality of human trafficking inflicted By men history usually considers honorable, And get the other side of the story of slavery. There … Continue reading

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