Growing up in Maryland and DC, we had a good idea of what racism was. My elementary school, Parkside, was segregated. Black children were barred by law from attending. The only black man on the premises was the janitor.
The neighborhoods in Maryland and D.C. and Virginia were segregated by race and religion. Now that was racism. It was real and it was fought by real heroes like Dr. King. They all lost their lives fighting for equal rights for all races.
Today, racism is legally invisible, but enormous in the eye of the beholder. We have gone from serious persecution to something like a fantasy video game of persecution, so writes Ben Stein in The American Spectator
Ben Stein is a writer, actor, and lawyer, who served as a speechwriter in the Nixon administration as the Watergate scandal unfolded. He began his unlikely road to stardom when director John Hughes cast him as the numbingly dull economics teacher in the urban comedy, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Read more reports from Ben Stein — Click Here Now.
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