Today is the 4th of July! For America, much history is associated with this day; "bombs bursting in the air," "our flag was still there!" America had won the war for independence, and all were free... or so they say!
There is more to America's history, as you will see in this article written by Hillary Crosley, the New York bureau chief of The Root! Yes, there is yet another story to be told! A story about freedom, and when Black America celebrates it's psuedo-freedom independence!
"Racial caste is alive and well in America," Alexander wrote in the Huffington Post. "Here are a few facts… There are more African Americans under correctional control today — in prison or jail, on probation or parole — than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. As of 2004, more African-American men were disenfranchised (due to felon disenfranchisement laws) than in 1870, the year the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified, prohibiting laws that explicitly deny the right to vote on the basis of race."