A lot has changed in 50 years, and it’s not just the absence of American flags at the latest Selma march.
A picture comparing the two marches — 1965 and 2015 — are helpful in understanding what’s happened with race relations in 50 years.
It’s no longer about “civil rights”; it’s about “gay rights” and abortion rights. Conservative black leaders are calling President Obama’s comparison “of homosexual activism to the 1965 Selma to Montgomery civil rights march ‘ridiculous’ and ‘an insult.’”
America is no longer viewed as exceptional, and any exceptionalism that’s left in her Obama and his fellow-“Progressives” will make sure is squeezed out.
Jesse Peterson of The Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND) had this to say about President Obama’s comments:
There was no hope in that rally. Just think about this: 50 years later we have a black president in the United States of America. This country has done more than any other country to make amends for slavery in this country and yet there was no appreciation of that. There was no praise of America, thanking America for what it had done. It was as though it was still 1955.
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