Showing posts with label Selma. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Selma. Show all posts

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Good Words

We've come a long way...

What happened in Ferguson may not be unique but it’s no longer endemic. It’s no longer sanctioned by law or custom, and before the civil rights movement, it most surely was.

And we have a long way to go...

We don’t need the Ferguson report to know that’s not true. We just need to open our eyes and our ears and our hearts to know that this nation’s racial history still casts its long shadow upon us. We know the march is not yet over; we know the race is not yet won. We know reaching that blessed destination where we are judged by the content of our character requires admitting as much.

Understanding the nuances of this is vital if one wants to understand race in the United States today.