Makes ya wanna think.

Ex KKK Member Apologizes To Congressman John Lewis For Beating Him!

CNN reports “Former Klansman Elwin Wilson apologizes to the “whole world” for beating Rep. John Lewis long ago.”

I grew up in the racist deep south of segregated schools and bathrooms and restaurants. Seeing racial healing such as this reminds me again how far our country has come from those days of cruelty.

The video also reminds us that racism is far from dead. Mr. Wilson got calls from racists hating him for his apology.

Justice and understanding go hand in hand.

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2 responses

  1. Lauren Davis

    I agree. Have you noticed how a lot of people like to pretend racism no longer exists in the U.S. now that Obama is president? Certainly his victory is a HUGE step forward, but we mustn’t become complacent with our progress.

    February 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm

  2. Whenever I hear someone claim racism is dead in the US I remind them of the Alabama miscegenation law. In 2000 the state of Alabama finally voted to kill their law criminalizing interracial marriage. But 41% of Alabamans voted to keep their racist law.

    Only 9 years ago 4 out of 10 Alabama voters wanted it to remain illegal for blacks to marry whites.

    Racism is alive in America. But it’s a sickly, furtive thing that no longer can hold its head up.

    February 21, 2009 at 12:31 pm

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