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PEOPLE SET FOOT HERE IN 1619 IS THAT EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED AND NOTHING
HAS CHANGED, PARTICULARLY FOR US IN THE SOUTH.

FOR ONE, WE ARE NO LONGER SLAVES. SECONDLY, WE CAN SIT AT LUNCH
COUNTERS, SIT DOWNSTAIRS AT MOVIE THEARES, RIDE IN THE FRONT OF BUSES.
REGISTER AND VOTE WHERE WE ONCE COULD NOT.

BUT IN A GREAT MANY WAYS, WE ARE CONSTANTLY DISCOVERING THAT
THINGS HAVE EITHER NOT CHANGED AT ALL, OR HAVE BECOME MUCH WORSE.

A QUICK LOOK AT ALL OF THE FACTS AND FIGURES THAT MEASURE HOW
WELL, OR HOW POORLY, A PEOPLE ARE DOING - THE KINDS OF STATISTICS THAT
MEASURE INFANT MORTALITY, UNEMPLOYMENT, MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME, LIFE
EXPECTANCY - DEMONSTRATES CLEARLY THAT THE AVERAGE BLACK AMERICAS, WHILE
BETTER OFF THAT HIS FATHER WAS, IS ACTUALLY WORSE OFF WHEN HIS STATISTICS
ARE MEASURED AGAINST SIMILAR ONES FOR WHITE PEOPLE.

IT IS AS THOUGH BLACK AMERICANS ARE CLIMBING A MOLASSES MOUNTAIN
IN SNOWSHOES, WHILE WHITE PEOPLE ARE RIDING A SKI LIFT TO THE TOP.

IT IS THESE DEPRESSING FIGURES, AND THE ZCCOMPANYING PATHOLOGY
WHICH RESULTS FROM THEM, THE CAUSES SO MUCH DISCONTENT AND DEPRESSION

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