Jonathan Turley (Res ipsa loquitur): Mike Spindell: The Myth of Black Freedom in the U.S.

This piece From Jonathan Turley’s, site, by guest blogger, Mike Spindell is of interest…

Read The Article:   http://tinyurl.com/bmby3fo

JONATHAN TURLEY

Submitted by: Mike Spindell, guest blogger

417px-Frederick_Douglass_portraitTo some of us the transition from slave to citizenship by those Africans brought in chains to these shores for economic exploitation and horrific abuse ended with the “Emancipation Proclamation”. To others its’ end might have been marked by “Brown v. Board of Education”, or by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Those of somewhat more insightful bent may have said that the true emancipation occurred when Barack Obama was elected President in 2008. In my view, as much of an impact as all those milestones (and more such as Jackie Robinson i.e.) made to American consciousness, Black people in the United States clearly still lack the benefits and rewards of citizenship. I would go further and say that in the United States, at this time; most Black people still suffer the degradation and challenges brought about by both institutional and emotional racism. This is…

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3 thoughts on “Jonathan Turley (Res ipsa loquitur): Mike Spindell: The Myth of Black Freedom in the U.S.

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