Okay. But, will they find anything? “The FBI to review” doesn’t fill me with confidence.
I used to wonder what it was like for my parents growing up in the 1960s during the civil rights movement. What they saw, who their friends were, what it was like to be surrounded by such vitriol. Then, I grew up and realized that not a damn thing changed. Much like women getting the right to vote didn’t change a thing for women’s rights, the gains of the civil rights movement hasn’t gained minorities the equality they reached for either. Yet we hear, ‘the US is in a post racial society’ and this is ‘playing the race card’ to get something (or gender card). It always comes from white male faces. They don’t see the problem in that, just like their fathers and grandfathers didn’t see the problem in that. I recently watched an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine where Captain Sisko goes into this weird alternate mind state that sends him back to pre-civil rights America. Back when this aired, it might have felt a distant past, but watching it today, it felt timely, meaning of the times.
We’re not post racial. We certainly don’t have equality. Letting the frothing white males who are threatened by the notion of an even playing field get the better of us, letting them shut us down with “You got the right to vote, what more do you want?” type statements is not going to change things.
Nothing has changed for women or LGBTQ.
Nothing has changed for African Americans or Hispanics.
Nothing has changed for the Native American or Asians.
Nothing has changed for Muslims or Jews.
Nothing has changed.
So, will the FBI find anything? They didn’t find anything when Misty Upham went missing, so I have no hope this young man will receive justice. Upham’s family is still waiting for their investigation to conclude, if it ever will. Likely the Lacy case will also go cold. Read more about the case here: FBI to review Bladen teen’s hanging death :: WRAL.com.