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Historic symbols reflect legacy of White supremacy



Had American media, that stalwart bastion of cowardice, been honest about two historic images — just two — the country, hell, the world would be a vastly different place. Specifically, realistic images of Jesus Christ and of the Statue of Liberty. Can you imagine White people around the planet being disabused of the notion that the most famous spiritual leader of all time looked like them? Particularly in the U.S., consider Caucasian folk from sea to shining sea not having their delusions of superiority reinforced by that historic figure hanging on the cross in church. And think how differently America would look at Black people had all this while, off the Eastern Seaboard, that towering construction portrayed the glistening visage of an African woman. Continue Reading →

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