I didn’t learn about Rosewood until the movie was made and I was pushing 30.
I didn’t know about Black Wall Street until I was about the same age.
People have asked if I homeschooled just because I didn’t want my kids in a “bad” school.
People have asked if I homeschooled just because I wanted them to have a Christian education.
How about because I just want them to be taught the truth?
This country can’t even report the facts in the midst of the tragedy in Orlando, Florida. While this is no surprise to most in the Black community, it is insulting.
You know, it has the same feeling if 1,000 people died in the U.K. and the Brits shouted, “This is the worst terrorist attack the world has ever seen!” I think American’s would have a problem with this statement, in while empathizing with the country.
However, there is no empathy, but “it never happened”. American massacres are never taught in the classroom, so ignorance and insult reigns supreme.
Do your children even know about Oklahoma?
When was the last time you’ve heard/watched a memorial on that act of terrorism (outside of Oklahoma at least)?
Who did we go to war with after that event (the last time I checked, “his group” is still active in MI)?
How many movies have been made about the event?
What racial profiling and laws were created after this to keep “Americans safe” from such acts?
What presidential candidate is steady gaining momentum with shouts of expelling white male terrorist from the United States to keep us safe?
Black folks are not being uncaring about Orlando, but as Ralph Wiley wrote, this is Why Black People Tend To Shout…