Hol­ly­wood’s white su­prem­a­cist street signs a griev­ous af­front to Black Amer­ica

South Florida Times - - BUSINESS -

HOL­LY­WOOD, FROM 4A Var­i­ous sup­port­ers of the Con­fed­er­acy – which lost the war more than 150 years ago – will do their best to de­feat any bal­lot mea­sure. They were very bois­ter­ous – and some were out­right racist – dur­ing their ap­pear­ance at the June 21 com­mis­sion meet­ing.

The cur­rent street names per­pet­u­ate a mind­set that some Amer­i­cans – blacks – are in­fe­rior to oth­ers – whites – and this is at the heart of what is some­times gen­er­ously called “Amer­ica’s race prob­lem.” Hol­ly­wood res­i­dents must not al­low the Civil War to be lost in their city. They must stand up and put an end to this “shame­ful episode in their his­tory.”

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