Why are we Going Backward?

Segregation is wrong. It was wrong in the past and it is wrong now. Martin Luther King marched and fought for integration. Brave black students, shaking with fear I’m sure, fought just for the right to sit at a public lunch counter. Busloads of like-minded whites and blacks faced death as they traveled through the south fighting against segregation. All of the instances of bravery on the part of strong black leaders deserve our respect. And their work paid off. The Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs School Board that “separate but equal” was unconstitutional. Segregation ended. Let me make this clear. SEGREATION is now a crime. There is nothing ambiguous about that statement. It is the truth and it IS the LAW!

So where are we now? Last year, at the black students’ request, Harvard had a black-only graduation ceremony and a week later a graduation ceremony for all the rest of the graduating students. Almost every university in this nation now has separate black-only dormitories and white (and everybody else) dormitories. They also have special “centers” for blacks where whites are not allowed. Another fact should be made clear—this segregation WAS NOT desired or demanded by Caucasians. (For those of you in Ludiwici that means white people.)

After all the struggles and even deaths fighting for integration, now blacks are demanding to be segregated from whites. Not only is this against the law, but it is crazy. So a question for black people and I welcome your answer. Why? So your great, great, great grandfather was a slave. Do you still hold a grudge after 250 years? If your great, great, great, grandfather had NOT been a slave you wouldn’t be going to Harvard, you would be living in a mud hut in Kenya or Zambia now. Instead, you’re, having an illegal segregated graduation ceremony at Harvard. Forget that the slaves were captured and sold by other Africans to slave traders in the first place, that also was 250 years ago.

Yes, I know that I will be called a racist, a bigot, probably a sexual predator and other epithets just for stating the obvious, but I try to live a logical life. And it is just not logical, to me that after all the hurt and pain and suffering (and even death) that blacks went through to abolish segregation—why do modern blacks now DEMAND to be segregated? If there is an answer to this, a serious reasonable answer, please let me know because I am at a loss to understand this.  Undoing the hard and dangerous work of people like Dr. Martin Luther King and others shows a total lack of respect for their hard-won efforts.

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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