What is the meaning of the 4th of July to Me?
There is a rhetorical question, and there is a personal answer. It is easy for each of us to ask the rhetorical question. The conduct of our daily lives provides the personal answer.
This question has been resonating among Black folks since Frederick Douglass famously asked in 1852, "What to the slave is the 4th of July?"
The latest news about African American participation in early voting for 2016 indicates that there is a decline in Black votes.
The politicians keep saying "We need to have a conversation about race." Well, this is what the conversation is like from the African American perspective.