Sunday Inspiration: Dr. Melissa Harris-Lacewell on God, Black Americans, and the Meaning of the Obama Election
We the people, who endured the abortion of Reconstruction and carried the weight of Jim Crow. We the people, who swung from Southern trees and stood on the front lines of foreign wars. We the people, who taught our children to read even though the schools had no books. We the people, who worshipped a God of liberation even as we suffered oppression. We the people, who gave America back its highest ideals with our nonviolent struggle against injustice. We the people are now Americans.
–Melissa Harris-Lacewell in The Nation, 11.24.08 (FLYP Magazine)
You can find my earlier blogpost on Dr. Harris-Lacewell at THIS link.
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