July 3, 2015
From our bulging ‘If we’re crazy, you made us this way’* files
Craig E. Nelsen writes:
In 1994, a black man told an audience at New Jersey’s Kean College, “White folks was in the caves while we was building empires…. We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it…. Do some cracker come and tell you, ‘Well, my mother and father blood go back to the Mayflower,’ you better hold your pocket. That ain’t nothing to be proud of, that means their forefathers was crooks.”
Also in 1994, a national debate raged over the light sentences handed down to a group of black men who, driven by racial hatred, had beaten a white truck driver named Reginald Denny nearly to death on live TV.
Also in 1994, black football superstar O.J. Simpson killed his white ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and when a jury acquitted him, black Americans cheered while white Americans jeered.
And also in 1994, Dylan Roof was born.
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