"What's too painful to remember, we simply choose to forget", these lyrics from Barbra Streisand's Memories come to mind when I look back on the white washed commemoration of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, in which 4 little girls and 2 forgotten little boys were murdered. Lot's of photo ops, no substance.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Black folks are still being marginalized today, tomorrow, and probably will be forever as long as republicans control, the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Mainstream Media.
"Let not your heart be troubled."
You should not be troubled that George Zimmerman "got away" with the killing of Trayvon Martin, you should be troubled that you live in a country that ensures that Trayvon Martin will happen. Trayvon Martin is happening again in Florida. Right now:
If there is anything black people can understand it's the loss of life without justice.