Such a powerful message. I had to spread the light! 💚✨ #Repost @therealhalfrican (@get_repost)
This day in history: In 1954, in a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. The historic decision, which brought an end to federal tolerance of racial segregation, specifically dealt with Linda Brown, a young African American girl who had been denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka, Kansas, because of the color of her skin.
I feel like we as people have forgotten that national history such as public institutionalized segregation took place within our parent's lifetime (or if you're younger than me, definitely your grandparents' lifetime.) We are only one generation removed from a society that split significant community services such as schooling all the way down to petty items like drinking fountains by the color of your skin. If you think about where we are now, it is actually quite amazing how far we've came in one generation's lifetime. Although, social equity is a trudging slow process that takes twists and turns along the way to its promising destination; we can't lose sight of all the battles fought and lost prior to the 1950's/60's civil rights movement. Just as we have been awarded a life of inclusion from our parents, they were granted a life of freedom from theirs. If we analyze the mistakes of our past and the tools we are awarded today, we can be the most productive generation ever at filling the gaps between a torn society. We can not dishonor those before us just because we see tears being shed and blood being spilled today. Every generation has a duty to continue to fight so the next lives better than prior. I truly believe if we can raise the education level of our people, think about our culture in a more critical fashion, and have a healthy dialogue within the community; we can see improvements in the quality of life we live on this planet.