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African American Heritage Research Paper

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Jefferson School African American Heritage Center –
You offer a great chance to inform people of African American history in Charlottesville without the sugar coating you find in schools. But you state that we are in a post-racial society, so how can we trust that you understand African American heritage if you don’t understand the present times.
Do not tell me that we are “post-racial” just because the white man traded in ropes on trees for bullets in guns and the white hoods for blue uniforms.
Do not tell me that we are “post-racia”l when the white man makes up 72% of drug users while the black man makes up 60% of drug prisoners.
Do not tell me that we are “post-racial” until you explain why the black man does time for the white mans crime.
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Do not tell me that we are “post-racial” when I was a young woman at the age of 10 while my fair-skinned peers are just growing girls until they are 25.
Do not tell me that we are “post-racial” when it takes two pages to find a black woman when you google search “beautiful woman” or “pretty woman”.
Do not tell me that we are “post-racial” when the white man doesn’t see offence in “blackface” or saying the n-word.
Do not tell me that we are “post-racial” when fraternities have “white girl only” parties.
Do not tell me that we are “post-racial” when white history is a requirement but black history is an elective.
Do not tell me that we are “post-racial” when the white man tells the black man to “go back to Africa” as if the black man wanted to be in American and wasn’t kidnapped and kept as slaves and kept as property.
Do not tell me that we are “post-racial” when Dylann Roof walked into a black church and opened gun fire and was talked about as a normal and nice boy with some issues while the black man protesting for his rights are “violent
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