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And We Are Still At It

Hearing Donald Trump talk about keeping Muslims out of this country, and the talk about possibly making Muslims wear insignia to identify themselves as Muslim… is out of control. How have we not learned from history? How can we still hate so much? How can we demonize every other race/religion but our own? To be white and be a Christian some how entitles people to say and do whatever they want.

There will ALWAYS be radical, crazy, monstrous people! Christians are just as bad with spreading fear as Muslims! Do you know how many villainous things Christians have done? Here, let me show you a list I made back in 2010.

And, you know what’s sad? There is an obscene amount of violence and hate not on this list that have been committed by Christians, still going on to this day.

“How can you say that about Christians!? Not all Christians are like that!” Huh, funny, because I’m pretty sure all Muslims aren’t like that either, yet we persecute EVERY SINGLE ONE.


I swear to the Lord, I just can’t see

Why democracy means, Everybody but me?

Langston Hughes

Ignorance gets you nowhere.

Neither does hate.

Whiting out the past, so to speak, does not make it disappear.

Let’s look at some of our past “accomplishments” and “successes”RACEismwho really wins in the end?

Trail of Tears—What an appropriate name…

California Gold Rush—Money or Native American lives?

Slavery—Stealing every ounce of human right from someone because they are a different color and then hate them for all the things they’ve been devoid of having… genius.

Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

Internment Camps for Japanese American citizens—to keep them from “snitching”, treating our own citizens like criminals.

Emancipation Proclamation—And DON’T EVEN TALK about how it was meant to free the slaves. Abraham Lincoln said, verbatim, — “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people”— he could have cared less about freeing the slaves. It wasn’t about equality, it was about economy. AND Amendment 13 was still in play. Read it. ALL of it.

Mexican Repatriation—More than half of the Mexicans that were forced back over the border were citizens.

Jim Crow Laws

Lynching—Did you know there are POSTCARDS with lynchings on them? That they were an event made for the community? That they would sometimes castrate the victim and stick their genitals in their mouth just to emasculate them further?

The horrific murder of Fred Hampton

The horrific murder of Emmet Till—and the two (white, Christian) men were acquitted

The firing of Angela Davis from the University of California

Attica Prison Riot—Exactly WHO killed the hostages?

The arrest of Henry Gates, Jr. in 2009

The list is endless.

And, this was my rant from Prison Lit class my senior year of college. There are plenty of other races/religions that were dominated and taken advantage of in the past.

Hate will never drive out hate. 

Love, B. R. Wren

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