Free but not Equal

So some folks wish to remove this statue because it shows a black man kneeling at Lincoln’s feet. This statue is historically correct, Lincoln only emancipated the slaves he did not make them equal. The fact is had Lincoln chosen to fight the Civil War over equality it would have only lasted a couple of days! This statue should serve as a reminder to all white folks that the job of equality was only half completed by Lincoln.

Unfortunately the North would eventually lose the peace and the long term struggle for black equality would be derailed as a result of Jim Crow. MLK would get it back on track and one hopes that the end result of George Floyd’s death will be to get it across the finish line! Until then I hope that this statue will remain in place as a reminder that we are not there yet!

And that is all I’m going to say about that.

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