Blood on the American Dollar
It honestly hurts my heart to see POC (people of color) being greatly mistreated in America. The #blacklivesmatter movement and #arthoMovement ARE VERY IMPORTANT AND NECESSARY!! In a country where the white male is superior to all minorities even though America consists of more POC compared to white people, POC are treated as minorities.
Growing up my mom depended on my schools to educate me. I barely learned anything about POC, especially Latina women. Our history books were white washed from the table of contents, to the blurb. When I did learn about POC, it would be a small chapter going from ‘slavery - Harriet Tubman - Lincoln freeing slaves - Martin Luther King Jr - modern time being represented as peaceful between races’. But as I grew older I realized that there was so much missing from these history books.
There wouldn’t be “Modern America” without the native Americans being manipulated and murdered by Europeans (colonials). There Wouldn’t be “Modern America” if Blacks weren’t enslaved, sexually and physically abused, murdered, etc. for the benefits of Whites (who EVEN TO THIS DAY ARE STILL USING AND PROFITING MONEY FROM SLAVERY 100 YEARS AGO), and if blacks haven’t stopped fighting for EQUALITY FOR THE PAST 200 YEARS. There wouldn’t be “Modern America” if Mexicans didn’t work hours of labor growing foods that Whites sold for more money than what the were workers were paid, and if Mexicans weren’t scrutinized for their marches for better pay and better working conditions for the farms that supplied the food To whites at the dinner table.
America as a country would’ve failed if it weren’t for the blood, tears and pain of POC. British colonists and whites as a whole couldn’t have made America what it is today on their own. they selfishly committed mass genocide of native Americans, and harshly abused the existence of blacks, Latinos and Asians for their own benefits. There is blood on the American dollar and it is not George Washington’s Blood.
The absence of POC in American history kills me.IT IS UBSURD. EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN ABOUT THE TRUE HISTORY OF AMERICA.
It sickens me thinking about how a country built on the backs of POC, Whites make more money than us.
If a white man makes a dollar, a white female makes about 89 cents, a black female makes about 70 cents and a Latina female makes about 59 cents.
Think about how America was established by racist, misogynistic white males which has created life long undertones of racism and misogyny in our society, in our economy and in our history books.