This article really spoke to me today. It’s something I think about quite regularly, so I’m glad someone who’s not lazy/distracted about posting like she should wrote her thoughts out. 🙂 One of my favorite parts:
Celebrating the freedom of not being a slave is like celebrating a father for taking care of his children: You’re supposed to take care of your children, so why should that be celebrated? To a soul in bondage, however, anything above and beyond basic human rights should be counted a positive. Right?
You don’t stick a knife in a man’s back nine inches and then pull it out six inches and say you’re making progress. – Malcolm X
So check check it out.
Back To The Future: What Would They Say? | Clutch Magazine: The Digital Magazine for the Young, Contemporary Woman of Color.
2 thoughts on “What Would Our Ancestors Say?”
Love Malcolm’s quote! And I agree, the entire article really makes you think!
I loved this article as well…made me think…I think our ancestors are dancing and praising at the thought of Obama, roasting rotisserie style for the setbacks (bad reality shows), and being at peace that we’ve come so far.