The so called “freeist country in the world” is everything but to those of color. The enslavement of Africans for the new found world, extended into hundreds of years. The descendants of these poor souls, are still angry at the very near past incidents of in humane acts. Though slavery was of supposed to end by the late 1800’s, it did not stop some of the European offspring to continue to treat those free people with deep contempt and what’s seems to be only hatred.
American history has seemed to be rooted in racism and of classism, which helps to fuel the fire. The natives of the Americas also have paid, and are still paying, with severe impoverishment. The Irish also treated horribly. The foundation of any great country was, and is slavery, no matter the race. Until the oppressed stand up and force the oppressor to finally omit and make the change that has been kneeling on the back of the neck, holding the already downtrodden. Then, and only then, will real change occur.
Today, 150 years after the ending of slavery in America, and though those Americans who are the descendants of the slaves have rights to vote, right to own property, right to bare arms, the right to and from religion as according to the rights given through law, known as the constitution, systematically they are still treated by some entities as less than those European descendants. Riots have ensued in many major, and rural cities throughout America, the proverbial straw that broke the Camels back, has caused a chain reaction of more violence and hatred, two negatives do make a positive. The fact that change is needed, should be evident, yet some still hang on to their cultural up bringing, and the negative emotions are perpetuated.
Change is the only thing constant. America is not the only place, whose expendable are fighting for the right to be free, or at least as free as the majority, or those who hold the lessor at bay, with economic slavery, along with violence from government. The fight for freedom is a human right, and is the exact thing that all oppressed dream of.
“Until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes, then I say war..” Bob Marley