ONE STEP FORWARD,TWO STEPS BACKWARDS.
During the 50th aniversary of Bloody Sunday the March at Sema, Alabama. This march was a march surrounded around many of the racial disparities. In 1965, Today in 2015 America is still faced with the same problem of biasness and discrimination. This means taht nothing has really changed. Last week the Department Of Justice scheduled a press release to speak about two things, these two things are the events that sparked the Ferguson an the national uprising.
One of the reasons for not charging officer Darren Wilson with civil right charges stemming from the Aug,9th 2014 murder of a young 18yr old African American male by the name of Michael Brown. The report showed that the Ferguson Police Dept. has a dark history when it comes to their policing tatics and thetreatment of African Americans in their community.In 1970 there was only 100 African Amaericans living in Ferguson Missouri.Now the population is 2/3rds African American.However the police force is 70% white.What does this remind you of ?The South African Aparthied era.Where the majority of the inhabitants of the land was Black.However the White population ruled the land with an Iron Fist.The same way that the Ferguison police Dept. and courts are doing today in Ferguson.The CNN POLL showed that 86% of African Americans where pulled over and 95% was arressted for charges stemming from traffic stops.Some were giving fines and if they wasn’t able to pay they would be arrested.
THE Financial stability of Ferguson was ballanced on the backs of the African population of the county.Alsowhat was revealed was that esveral Racist E-mails were ping ponged back and forth between officers and others of the jutice dept. in the county.As of March 7th two police has resigned and a court clerk has been fired due to those racist e-mails.One of the e-mails even went as far as to make a statement about killing a baby in the womb.That was a page straight out of Willie lynchs speech at the James town river in Virginia back in the 1800’s.This still shows te mentality of some peopl;e in this country.50 years later as we commemoratwe the Selma March.Ferguson is only a microcosm to a macrocosmic problem in this country.
On March 6 another African American teen was killed at the hands of a police officer in Madison Wisconson.The day before the commemoration of the historicMarch across the Edmund Pettus Bridge Which is named after a Grand Wizard of the KKK go figure.Bloody Sunday has become an ordinary day.I don’t want to rtake away from the monumental March that Congressman Andrew Young and the other Brother and sisters of that time did on that heronious day in 1965 Black or White.
The fight of yesterday still exist today.It seem’s at times that we think that we have come along way or too far to look back.When the reality is that we haven’t really made it any where yet.We are just getting started and i’m talking about America as a whole.
Racism,Bigotry,BIASNESS and extreme injustice loom’s in this country.I know that some people believe that the March in Selma was just about voting rights.No it was about more than that.It was about bringing to light the hypocrasy of this country