[This post is dedicated to the memory of Heather Heyer, Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates and Pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen.]
The controversy surrounding Donald Trump and his moral support for white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia has made me remember that there has often been controversy surrounding presidents and racism in our nation’s past
Criticism is the highest form of Patriotism.
So I introduce them to Ida B. Wells-Barnett. She was a journalist, and a good example of an American hero. She wrote The Red Record, revealing in statistical detail the legacy of white mob violence against minorities in our nation’s history.
Every year the students are astounded by the routine violence against blacks in our nation’s history. My students live in a fantasy of a post-racial America.
It was the first film ever shown in the White House.
Here he is not only wrong, but openly ignorant to the point of bigotry.
Let’s remember all those who were hurt, and especially the lives of Heather Heyer, Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates and Pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen.
This post appeared originally on 8/29/2017.