17

OverviewTranscribeVersionsHelp

Here you can see all page revisions and compare the changes have been made in each revision. Left column shows the page title and transcription in the selected revision, right column shows what have been changed. Unchanged text is highlighted in white, deleted text is highlighted in red, and inserted text is highlighted in green color.

5 revisions
Allie Armengol at Sep 25, 2020 10:26 PM

17

4 - Julian Bond - draft 2

before we submit to such . . . ?"

As usual, a redskinned moderate in the crowd
He was answered the moderate [illegible] "Let us submit our grievances,
whatever they may be, to the Congress of the United State . . . . "

This debate took place in 1812.

Neither tactic worked.

And now after 350 years of white [illegible]
the
Indians, Blacks, Spanish-speaking - still struggle to rid their
backs of the white mans burden.
The kind of hard alternative posed by Tecumseh
and debated by the more moderate [illegible] in more modern ghettos,
barrios and reservations. It rages because two hundred years
after the "Founding Fathers" proposed to dissolve Americas'
differences in a melting pot, only we [illegible]
unabsorbed. And now many of us no longer wish to
melt, to be absorbed, to fit in, to join up, to flow into the national
mainstream.

But black people - and Spanish-Americans and the original
Americans - do insist on sharing in the abundance of the land [illegible] owned or worked.

We simply wish an opportunity to live the decent life.

17

4 - Julian Bond - draft 2

before we submit to such . . . ?"

As usual, a redskinned moderate in the crowd
answered Tecumseh by saying "Let us submit our grievances,
whatever they may be, to the Congress of the United State . . . . "
This debate took place in 1812. Neither side seems to have
prevailed, if the present day condition of Amercan Indians
is an indication.

So now, as the end of the '60's, these same rebels
Indians, Blacks, Spanish-speaking - still fight agains White
Providence. The kind of hard alternatives raised by Tecumseh
and scorned by the moderates still reges in modern ghettos,
barrios and reservations. It rages because two hundred years
after the "Founding Fathers" proposed to reduce Americans'
differences in a melting pot, the only thing which remains
unabsorbed is us, our blackness. Now we no longer wish to
melt, to be absorbed, to fit in, to join up, to swim into the
mainstream.

But black people - and Spanish-Americans the original
Americans - do insist on sharing the goodies stuffed inthe
Horn of Plenty they see so abundantly spread around them.
We all wish to have the opportunity to live decent lives.