As a white man, working on my emotional intelligence, I cannot for a moment overlook the inhumanity of slavery, or I would be and feel guilty.
I did overlook it and for so long looked the other way. Not out of intention but out of ignorance and conditioning by a white culture that was more concerned with greed than humaneness.
No more. I will not support any politician, friend, or foe, who allows the status quo to continue for any of the -isms.
Mr. Cotton, what are you afraid of that is so compelling you cannot acknowledge what is before your own eyes?
It was a choice then by a white majority as it is today...still a choice. Apparently, you refuse to work to eliminate injustices because it would somehow tarnish your reputation among your constituency.
If I were an Oklahoman, you would not receive my vote...or my respect.
Thank you Deval Patrick,
I am grateful for your courage and your voice.
Rev. Bruce S. Noll, HMN