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Let's Never Forget, Black History Is Also About the American Dream

Let's Never Forget, Black History Is Also About the American Dream

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Dr. Alveda C. King By Thursday, 03 February 2022 05:41 AM EST Current | Bio | Archive

February is Black History Month.

While many may be well aware of this, let us never cease to remember, that Black history is a significant part of our nation's history; for it is intricately interwoven into the American Dream.

As patriots, co-designers, and guardians of our great nation, we must know, remember and share our history; we must do so for present and future generations.

As America acknowledges Black History Month during another February, let us be mindful of the recurring debate, whose ever-latent question is, "Why do we need to set aside this calendar occurrence?"

A colleague of mine at the America First Policy Institute colleague, Ken Blackwell, gives a most relevant, concise response: "Black history is American history."

Meanwhile, today American life faces an ongoing challenging yet not insurmountable reality; purveyors of division constantly weaponize a false racial premises by equating racial identification to skin color; all in a cynical effort to divide communities.

Of course, "skin color racism" has no scientific basis, nor is it relevant to the human persona. Nevertheless, the perpetrators of this dogma of division push even further toward a dangerously erroneous conclusion: America is the worst place for Blacks and other minorities to live. This outlook is false and dangerous — for it betrays the very principles upon which the greatest nation on earth was Founded.

Where did the term "people of color" originate, anyway? All human pigmentation has some hue. Nobody’s skin is the exact color of a sheet of copy paper or a lump of coal. When we continue to search for different euphemisms to define — and therefore box in — the Black community, we overlook the simple scientific and spiritual truth that there is only one race, and that is the human race.

While skin color may denote ethnic origins in some cases, skin color does not determine the "race" of the human species. To state the truth clearly, there is only one human race. By turning skin color into a lightning rod of division, we are turning a blind eye to the God-given gift of ethnicity. Far beyond skin color, the wonderful varieties of ethnic culture are beautifully reflected throughout humanity.

Black History Month Facts — Things You Should Know:

Perhaps my uncle, the patriot, and preacher the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream gives insight:

"I still have a dream. It is deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

(Please take a moment to view this video, recorded Aug. 16, 1967.)

Thankfully, a majority of Americans understand that the racial divisions which are being foisted on our youth are wrong.

America’s parents are indeed waking up, refusing to stand for this ribald indoctrination.

This awakening is one reason why the liberals falsely represented Critical Race Theory (CRT) and lost in some 2021 elections.

Parents and students voted to ensure that American principles won out.

The time is now for the truth to be shouted from all rooftops in every decade and generation. Keep in mind, it's important for all Americans to deeply understand all of our history — the good, the bad, and the ugly, from it's beginnings to the present day.

Let us also keep at the forefront the words of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, "To define each of us by our race is nothing short of a denial of humanity."

The American Dream is built upon the idea of "cradle to grave" opportunity for all Americans — This includes protecting life at the time of conception.

Further, the politically-charged effort to replace "equality" with "equity" is a grave threat to the American Dream. The shift to "equity" leads us away from the very words of our own founders, that all men [humans, male and female] are created equal.

Scripture is also a good place to turn, to keep in mind that which is so much a part of our American creeds: Acts 17:26 KJV " . . . And hath made of one blood all nations of men [humans, male and female] for to dwell on all the face of the earth…"

To legislate based on true equality means that we must treat all people the same, conferring equal moral value and human dignity on every regardless of ethnicity.

"Truth," said the poet William Cullen Bryant, "crushed to earth shall rise again."

These words serve as an inspiration because they remind us that evil, falsehood, and deceit are ultimately ephemeral.

Over time, lies inevitably crumble under their own weight. Yet the truth perseveres.

The fact is we have too often turned a blind eye to the humanity of our brothers and sisters.

It is, therefore, past the time for us to be colorblind.

It's time to open our eyes and work together for justice and righteousness.

"…You will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free," John 8:32.

Black History Month should remind us that we should never forget our past, yet moving ahead, our focus must be on uniting as one America.

When we put aside our differences — from faith to politics, and yes, even skin color — we can come together to uplift our brothers and sisters, giving everyone an equal opportunity to achieve our American Dream.

Dr. Alveda C. King is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as a Christian Evangelist. Additionally, she is founder of Speak for Life (speakforlife.org). She is also an acclaimed author, television host, and film and music veteran. Dr. King is a former Georgia State legislator, Chairman of the Center for the American Dream for AFPI, and a 2021 recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. Please visit her at: www.alvedaking.com., which she founded. She is also leader of Civil Rights for the Unborn. Read more of Dr. Alveda C. King' Reports — Here.

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