So here we are about to embark on Christmas 2014. Racism still taints the American dream. Race relations are more prevalent now since a black president was elected into office in 2008 and more black men have been murdered or gunned down unjustly.
African Americans came from a history of sit-in, bus boycotts, marches, protest and the transformation of civil rights laws, giving us full civil and legal equality in this country. Yet prejudice and racism still exists and rears its ugly head in todays society.
It was one thing back in the day when the government decreed that blacks couldn’t vote, couldn’t patronize restaurants or couldn’t apply for certain jobs, that sort of racism shames everyone. But when you have cops killing and brutalizing young black men where prosecutors wink and grand juries allow these cops to walk, while refusing to indict, this is a deep rooted seed of racism.
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