If President George Washington had been black,
Would America have made skin color a big deal?
Would we have held people in lifelong bondage
Based on nothing more than the shade of their skin?
Or would the words, “All men are created equal,”
Have been equally applied to all people?
Things could have been different,
But we can’t undo history.
However, there’s no need to deny it.
Perhaps we can be honest about history,
Learn from it, and overcome its injustice.
Maybe America can get off the race track.
I wrote a book to try to help acknowledge truth, face injustice, and move beyond it to heart-felt equality: Off the RACE Track–From Color-Blind to Color-Kind. Click on the title to learn more.