Larson writes: “Black lives do not matter. If they did, the expression would not be necessary.”
A Black Lives Matter rally. (photo: PA)
Black Lives Do Not Matter
21 December 15
lack lives do not matter. If they did, the expression would not be necessary. They never have, beginning with the origins of our country in slavery. Africans were slaves because white people did not consider them human. The Constitution more or less supported that. After the Civil War, black people were no longer technically regarded as slaves but they were largely treated the same way. Jim Crow assured that—and most aspects of their lives (in both the South and the North) were designed to keep them subservient: education, housing, jobs, and justice especially.
Mostly, the policy continues until today. “Black Is Beautiful” helped improve the dignity of African-Americans but not the way white people…
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