In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story.
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While history is great. NYT is a bit obtuse and without white people who believed in equality and fought for black rights, they would not have been able to do it themselves. Too bad NYT concentrates on dividing people when history shows people of ALL colors unified together for equal rights... not a Harrison Bergeron outcome. There is racism but it is rare. The fear of it is kept alive by news papers who make money from fear. The same newspapers had white people fear black. Now the opposite is being sold: Black people should fear white.

It's not an individuals responsibility but someone else to blame. Things aren't equal because white bla bla. Black grandfathers and people from the civil rights era much be so ashamed of the new generation. JFK voted against the civil rights bill until MLK made a deal to support him if he did. The truth is the DNC is still using blacks today for their own use. They are slaves to the DNC today just of physical chains, but fear.

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