A Most Relevant and Uncomfortable Message: Frederick Douglass’s Independence Day Oration Of 1852 — Padre Steve’s World: Official Home of the Anti-Chaps

Friends of Padre Steve’s World, Yesterday President Trump delivered a speech at the Lincoln Memorial in his “Salute to America.” For Trump the speech was as non-partisan. Although he talked about the “spirit of America” and detailed many military, scientific, and economic accomplishments, appealed to American Exceptionalism, and threw in a couple of comments about […]

via A Most Relevant and Uncomfortable Message: Frederick Douglass’s Independence Day Oration Of 1852 — Padre Steve’s World: Official Home of the Anti-Chaps

Posted on 07/04/2019, in Black History Month, Holiday, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I read Padre Steve every day.

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  2. maryplumbago

    Me too

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  3. Two sides to a story

    Gotta love karma + nature!

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  4. I can recall how, beginning as a young boy sitting with Mom while watching the original release of the 1977 miniseries ‘Roots’, shocked and bewildered I’d always get by Black people being brutalized and told they were not welcome — while they, as a people, had been violently forced here from their African home as slaves! And, as a people, there has been no real refuge here for them, since. In Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved, the narrator notes that, like the South, the Civil War era northern states also hated Black people but happened to hate slavery more.

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