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Honored Social Butterfly

Who writes the history?

It's no accident that:
✊🏿 You learned about Helen Keller instead of W.E.B. DuBois
✊🏾You learned about the Watts and L.A. Riots, but not Tulsa or Wilmington.
✊🏽You learned that George Washington’s dentures were made from wood, rather than the teeth from slaves.
✊🏿You learned about black ghettos, but not about Black Wall Street.
✊🏾You learned about the New Deal, but not “red lining.”
✊🏽You learned about Tommie Smith’s fist in the air at the 1968 Olympics, but not that he was sent home the next day and stripped of his medals.
✊🏿You learned about “black crime,” but white criminals were never lumped together and discussed in terms of their race.
✊🏾You learned about “states rights” as the cause of the Civil War, but not that slavery was mentioned 80 times in the articles of secession.

🗣Privilege is having history rewritten so that you don’t have to acknowledge uncomfortable facts.

 

Racism is perpetuated by people who refuse to learn or acknowledge this reality.
You have a choice.

 

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