How blacks treat their “historical sites” says a lot about the entire “Civil Rights” movement.
Selma is over 82% black and I found this line that Jared quoted from Wikipedia interesting:
Due to agriculture and industry decline, Selma has lost about a third of its peak population in the 1960s. The city now is focusing its income on tourism for its major influence in civil rights and desegregation. Selma is also one of Alabama’s poorest cities with an average income of $35,500, which is 30% less than the state average. Selma also has a high poverty rate with one in every three residents in Selma living below state poverty line.
You don’t say? I would if there is any connection between those set of facts….
Why do blacks treat their sacred historical spaces like this? For as much as we hear about civil rights and the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow, you would think that blacks would honor these historical sites but instead they seem to only view them as a place to earn a quick buck without much effort. I doubt many of the visitors to Selma are black and that most are instead guilty White people, and that might be pretty thin as even the guiltiest White liberal might think twice about getting out of their car in a place with so many ramshackle buildings.
When blacks are given self-determination, whether in a town like Selma, a large city like Detroit, a nation like Haiti or a continent like Africa, the results are always the same.