What the hell happened in just one generation…?
Reverend King brings down the house of Segregation only to have his successors help dismantle Integration into whole new generation of Segregation. The reasons are complex. But the reality is not. Whereas Blacks & Whites work together and often even live together, try finding large numbers of them being entertained together.
Not likely, as the crowds in ball parks, concert halls, movie houses, comedy clubs and theatres are as racially segregated as ever. No, there is no restricted seating. There’s simply only a few of the other color there to be seated!
Blacks have their venues; Whites have theirs; and lately the twain hardly ever meets. You can quibble with some of the stats, but your eyes will tell you the story. Does this mean King was wrong when he envisioned the races living side by side…? Or dos it mean Lincoln was right when he believed that in freeing the slaves, their best freedom might be found in their own lands…?
I was there for the marches. I was there with King’s followers. I don’t know where you were…but I do know this. If you’re White you’re still being entertained mostly among White audiences; if you’re Black, you’re mostly being entertained among Black audiences.
As I said: What the hell happened in just one generation???
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