Of National Lies and Racial America
Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama and the Unacceptability of Truth
Date Written: 2008-03-18
Year Published: 2008
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX7291
To some, the horror of 9/11 was not new. To some it was not on that day that "everything changed." To some, everything changed four hundred years ago, when that first ship landed at what would become Jamestown. To some, everything changed when their ancestors were forced into the hulls of slave ships at Goree Island and brought to a strange land as chattel. To some, everything changed when they were run out of Northern Mexico, only to watch it become the Southwest United States, thanks to a war of annihilation initiated by the U.S. government. To some, being on the receiving end of terrorism has been a way of life.