We’ve Got a Long Way to Go

Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day. This morning on US-42 there was a parade honoring MLK, made up of a 100+ black students. Most were holding signs saying “Never Forget,” “We’ve Got a Long Way To Go,” “Keep Pushing” and so forth. There were cop cars in front and behind, keeping watch as everyone ambled up the highway. They were only a couple feet from the stopped traffic, from me, and I’ll admit I was uncomfortable at everyone staring me down. While most were just waving and laughing, their leader (at least he was the first in line) looked squarely at me and shouted, “Thanks for not enslaving us anymore.” Backhanded racism in a parade celebrating Martin Luther King Jr? We’ve got a long way to go indeed.

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