VOL. 18 NO. 12-JUNE 12, 2023

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Reflections/Jonathan Gramling

Jonathan Gramling

The Fight Is Never Over

“The fight is not over and young people in the African American community especially need to engage this fight for it is their future freedom that is at risk. If you think conditions today are bad, things can get much worse. Freedom is not guaranteed!”

I wrote that back in 2012 for my Juneteenth Day column and I couldn’t have said more prescient words as I look at the political landscape today

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, for his own political ambitions, is leading the conservative wave in his quest for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. He’s trying to turn back the clock to 1950 or before when education and everything else was segregated. Now he hasn’t declared that the schools should be segregated, but he is doing his best with his efforts to banish the truth about America’s slavery and segregated past from the curriculum of Florida’s schools. It only takes one — read conservative — parent to object. -- READ MORE