The price of bigotry

Just wondering how much wealth would have been created, how much misery, crimes, etc., avoided, how many prisons wouldn’t have been built, Police and Correction Officers not recruited, how many African-American families would have accessed middle class status, how many of their youngster would have been well or better educated, then able to find their rightful place in society instead of petty crime, theft, etc., if and only if former slaves were actually offered the 40-acres and a mule after Abolition.  All that was lost because of that missed opportunity have since then, cost a lot to the Country.  This, as with slavery, Jim Crowism, and all forms of racisms and discrimination – against women for instance – is the high price we all pay for bigotry. And it’s almost always, unbearable, as Rosa Parks proved it to be.

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