I am very happy for them. And had these recent Black African immigrants ever been enslaved by the neighbor’s great-great grandfather? Were the grandparents of these Black African immigrants being prevented from sitting where they wanted in movie theaters, buses, diners just as recently as the 1960's? Are there same immigrants regularly having their polling places closed, or the hours restricted, by Republicans only in their neighborhoods? I can on for hours listing the institutional racism that existed so recently and still festers in the hearts of so many Americans. The KKK and NRA were formed specifically formed to keep Black Americans down. And it is odd, when Black Americans protest they are swarmed and usually eventually shot by police but we see the reaction to white terrorists. I am a white man and not some young kid protesting hoping to hook up with some young gal, I am writing and trying to do something because we are wrong. The ignorant hatred for Black Americans weakens our nation.

A writer, a father and a student of history, the past holds the answers to today’s problems. “Be curious, not judgmental,” at least until you have all the facts

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