Here we go.
It has come to this.
Marianne Williamson announced its importance in her run for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.
And what is it, you may ask?
It is the acknowledgement of our national sin. It is a confession and then a restitution and finally, maybe, an evolution.
America was founded on the principles of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”*
“All men are created equal.”*
Yet, greed crept its ugly head into the picture early on, and required free and forced labor in the form of slavery. The slavery of Africans—ripped from their lands and shipped across the seas to this new land.
Certainly not the slaves—perhaps land and plantation owners and their large, fruitful crops. And this subjugation became rooted in the American way.
Has it been dealt with?
No, not really.
The effects are still here.