Slavery in the United States
is not mythological.
It is not the expropriation
of an ancient biblical bedtime story.
Slavery was brutal and inhumane
and it etched itself into the American psyche
in ways we have not even discovered,
much less acknowledged.
Yet, it is a unifying event as it weaves
together into perpetuity
the lives and fortunes of the descendants
of both the formerly enslaved
and the former slave holders.
Didn’t they know this would happen?
“We must all learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – MLK