Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Noticeable Rise of Racism and Bigotry in the U.S.

A brief history and conclusion:

A while back, Americans fought amongst themselves to determine the the fate of indentured servitude (slavery). One Hundred and fifty years later we seem to still be fighting that conflict. The rise of Blacks across the full spectrum of politics, business, and Society has brought to the surface all the racism and bigotry that was lying just below that surface for decades. Since the end of our Civil War, a surprisingly large amount of citizens feel that the United States of America is a “white supremacy” Country. I continue to be angry, frustrated, and disillusioned that we are still having a debate about racism, bigotry, and segregation. I firmly believe that “” will be our second American Revolution, and this time we had better get it right.

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