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Reply to "The Civil Rights Movement is dead and the Hip-Hop Gen X'ers, need a reason."

Yssys and sunnubian:

Yes. We do forget. Sadly, we forget ourselves. The .Civil Rights Movement was suffocated by "Me Too." Sunnubian describes it perfectly. When it happened you could feel it, but could do nothing. Take a look at the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. Both are "loaded down" with everything from language to gender.

If there is to be a "new" movement, it MUST be about us. My "cry" is that we not be as near-sighted now as we were in the 70s. Please let us not again sign on with the color-based system of our society.

Of all the things that we are, our color is among the least.

Declaring our ancestral nationality is the valid doorway to the place where we belong in our nation, and the world.

Our children are showing us what happens when they have no idea of WHO they are.


Jim Chester

You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are.

[This message was edited by James Wesley Chester on February 09, 2004 at 10:33 AM.]