Let me start this post by saying rest in peace Clara Luper. If it wasn't for folks like you an uppity black man from Jamaica probably wouldn't be speaking his mind and talking s&*^ to quite a few of his friends every day on the Internet. You were organizing sit- ins and forcing folks to integrate at a time when A-merry-ca was nothing like it is now.
A lot of folks like to take credit for making A-merry-ca look at herself in the mirror, but it's folks like you who deserve all of the credit.
And while we are recognizing the wonderful people of good will who put their lives on the line for what is right; let's go ahead and say a big thank you to those wonderful individuals (black and white) who took part in the "Freedom Rides" some fifty years ago.
I just read the book "Freedom Summer.." by Bruce Watson, and what those people went through will leave you shaking your head.
This is why it is so important that you Negroes exercise your right to vote. Too many people made great sacrifices for you to take such a right for granted. It's why certain people are trying to make it harder for you to vote. Those folks in the GOP aren't stupid, they realize what type of potential and power you could exercise at the ballot box. The numbers don't add up for them with the Negro vote, so they have to keep you away. (Sounds familiar?)
They can joke about it, but this is serious business. The s&*^ isn't funny to us. There are too many Clara Lupers out there who wouldn't want me to crack a f*&^%$g smile.