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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 01:04 PM

14. Don't leave out the "colonial states"

this issue, in this country, has its origins there. I grew up many of these states, up and down the eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida. I remember seeing people of color in cotton fields in the 1960s as our family traveled between Florida and Maine. I then started to understand why people called me all the epithets one can imagine. But I digress...

There are many events in the history of the eastern states, all of them where such or similar events happened to some identified "other" who were singled out as being the root of whatever problems might exist among them.

We have a very dark past for a nation that holds itself up as a role model for the world. This is one lesson we need to learn, we're over five centuries overdue. As our country now requires a major reset in order to survive, this will be a key transition we will need to make.

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