Ignore History and Risk Inserting Foot in Mouth

The debate over race in America has not been dampened by the election of the nation’s first African-American president. If anything, the choice of Barack Obama re-festered many a racial sore spot which has lay dormant for several decades.  Much of what I hear and read is simply based on a lack of historical knowledge from a populace too young to have experienced the racial realities of the past or too willing to forget what America was once like. In a recent comment about the civil rights movement, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie may have been guilty of both. Here’s an article by Paul Campos regarding Christie’s comment and placing it in the context of historical reality.

Click HERE for text of Campos’ article.

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