Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Things ARE Better - But We've Got to Keep Our Eyes on the Prize!

Over the past several days, we've heard the phrase 'Things are better...' regarding race relations. It's an undeniable fact. But its usually spoken in such a way as to project the idea that there should be a type of 'satisfaction' and patience when it comes to progress. Indeed, it sometimes seems to imply that there is ingratitude for how far we've come in the struggle for equality. 

The video is a portion of the 1986 documentary 'Eyes On the Prize'. Is NOT a depiction of racism and Jim Crow 100 years ago. In fact, the first episode shown here ends the year I was born. By that time Jim Crow segregation had been a fact of American life for almost 100 years

Yes things are better...but frankly, that doesn't take much based on this recent history. If there's anyone who thinks that simply because America doesn't look like this anymore we shouldn't be fighting for more, they're...well they're just not right!

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