please i beg of you, do not place blame upon me for the mistakes of my fore-fathers.
i plead with you to not cast upon me the hate and ignorance that was cast upon yours.
ignorance is not bliss.
it is spiteful, hateful, and a dangerous weapon any man can wield.
i pray i can not be held accountable for their actions.
if it were my choice to make, i would draw from my own body the blood i share with them.
not to shirk the responsibility of forgiveness.
only for the sole reason that it sickens me that i am bound to them by my own blood.
their thoughts, however, are their own.
they are not mine.
the actions they carried out confuse and dishearten me.
equality should never be a dangerous word.
but there was a time and a place not long ago.
a time and a place.
even here and now that we can not escape its fevered grasp.
a time and a place when men, women and children were hung from trees, burned alive, spit upon, segregated, demeaned, demoralized, tarred and feathered, beaten, bruised and considered sub-human.
murdered and maimed for the color of their skin.
again, for the color of their skin.
unfair does not come close to describing it.
unjust can not scrap the tip of the iceberg.
even saying these actions are un-human casts no light on the matter.
unfair is too childish a term.
unjust is a lawman's loose terminology.
un-human is a slap to the face to those who suffered.
these actions were thought up, devised, and carried out by man.
no one forced their hand.
no devil whispered in their ears.
no god was there to stop them.
the blame lies solely upon man.
the blood-stained hands are that of a mans.
we are to be held accountable.
no-one or no-thing else.
this hate was breed by men.
if you believe that the crucifixion of one man can save the souls for every atrocity we have lain upon each other, then maybe ignorance is bliss.
i will have no part of it.
i see my hands for what they are.
blood-stained and at the throats of other men.
ignore you hands all you wish.
celebrate your bliss.
remember this, when it comes time to point fingers, you best wear gloves.
not all of us are so blind and ignorant.