Founding Fathers: Racist, Sexist, Elitist Shame

White men like Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin wrote the US Constitution. Not surprisingly, they wrote it to favor white men who owned land. Women were intended to be second class citizens, and African Americans weren’t even thought of as citizens. According to the Dredd Scott case, they weren’t even people.

So why do we honor these horrible white men? Why do we erect memorials, place their likeness on our cash, and name things after them?

Instead, we should wipe them from our collective consciousness and replace them with true heroes such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Tony Dungy, and Oprah Winfrey.

I’m not saying you should deface the Jefferson Memorial or the $100 bill. We at Liberal-Democrat.net have all taken a solemn vow to never condone crime.

What you should do is organize protests, write to your media or representatives, and post on social media. Together we can erase our sexist, racist shame and replace it with a future of equality and acceptance.

 

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