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Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:32 PM

58. The history of how Whites as a singular group treated Blacks in America is

stomach churning. Blacks were systematically fired from paying jobs, regardless of education and competence.

I know growing up, we were psyched to see a Black letter deliverer, because that was a prestige job in our eyes. A Black Doctor, Dentist or Attorney was like a god to us. My early education was in segregated schools, any foreign kid that wasn't Black or part Black got into the better White public schools. I knew three kids that had an active US military father and a Korean mother who attended my school, the interesting thing is that if both parents were Korean, even if they were just arrived immigrants, the kids would have been assigned to the better resourced White schools.

In a way, I am ok with confederate statues, IF the corrosive and sad history of how Black Americans have been treated shows up in history classes, all of it, every single act of systemic racism that was used to hold Black Americans down, air it out and insure that no systemic racism happens during the future.

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