Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress



October 29, 2020

As a child, I remember seeing movies and documentaries about racism and the civil rights era, thinking they were horror stories. Graphic scenes depicted Blacks being hung, raped, severely beaten, tortured, and shot dead as they fought for simple rights like the ability to sit and enjoy lunch in a restaurant, or vote to elect a politician who promised to represent them. I would have nightmares of those traumas, re-living people’s suffering all because they had the desire and will to want better for themselves and their children. As I sit and reflect on 2020 and our upcoming Presidential el...

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