Monday, December 20, 2010

A Lost Cause

Nothing else today is as important as remembering that 150 years ago on this date, a state cut itself free from the country because its government felt its right to own other people was threatened. People in South Carolina may lament "Northern Aggression" or talk about states' rights, but any celebration of this time in their history has to be seen for what it is: self-deception. It's not a time to be romanticized or celebrated. On December 20, 1860, the people of South Carolina betrayed their country in order to continue the systemic subjugation of black people.

2 comments:

Marissa said...

Whenever someone tries to tell me that the Civil War was about states' rights, I say yes, it was about a state thinking it had the right to subjugate an entire race.

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