|What if the US actually treated all persons equally from the beginning?|
Where would we be?
What if redlinging, restrictive covenants and gerrymandering were never implemented, and therefore neighborhoods weren't cut off from building and fully enjoying the benefits of economic prosperity?
|Black men fighting for the Union in Civil War.|
What if grand marketing schemes built to dehumanize Black citizens never existed? What if people were punished for crimes and rehabilitated from criminality equally without thought to race, socioeconomic status, religion or color?
Where would we be, if the history taught here included all contributions by all citizens with no thought to the color of that person's skin? What if we didn't have to name a movie Hidden Figures because the figures weren't hidden?
What if jobs, dignity, and lives weren't the payment due for being treated as mere human beings and citizens of a country? What if the Civil Rights Movement was never necessary? What if oppression and inequality never existed in the United States? Where would we be as a country?
|Signing of the Civil Rights Act July 2, 1964.|
WHAT IF WE NEVER HAD TO OVERCOME?
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