Photo by Timothy Wright
Wilder outside Virginia Capitol

This month, set aside for Black History, allows for many reflections on how we, as a nation, have sought to correct the effects of racism.

No one disputes the evils of racism, chief amongst them being education, so determined by the highest courts in the land.

What distresses is the meekness and weakness of “friends” in redressing past wrongs and charting a course for the future.

WHAT do they propose, and WHEN does it begin?

I have not encountered in any discourse with the people, those who do not think it is right to address and correct those evils of the past.

They share the belief that this cannot be done with pageantry and song but with money properly and equitably allocated to provide uplift and eventual recognition of the need for immediate action by the legislature.

As of now, that call for initiating remedial action is largely ignored by those whose responsibility it is to represent the people…ALL the people.

Lots of attention and money has been extended to remove statues to the “lost cause”; and they are gone.  As I recanted, in a most recent event at Historic St. John’s Church in Richmond, where Patrick Henry became famous, “the statues are gone, now what?”

Our “friends“ should publicly state their positions on the issue of unequal funding of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the reasons for its continuing.

It is impressive to see the recent opinion of the newly elected Attorney General Jason Miyares, which is indexed herein, on the subject of what is legally allowed.  Our “friends” should become thereby acquainted.

Stay tuned.

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