Celebrating Black History Month
Because Freedom Isn’t Free
Barack Obama’s presidency bestowed us the hope that our country was living up to the ideal that “all men are created equal”. In contrast, both the electoral results of and political climate surrounding the 2016 election reminded us that those words are not a reality for many Americans. If the past eight years gave us the aspiration that individual and institutionalized racism may be mitigated in our lifetimes, the coming years will undoubtedly remind us that the enemies of equality are retooled and recharged. This reality has been a clear and important response to those who have previously or currently question the need for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples (NAACP).