As a kid growning up in Southwest Oklahoma in the early 50′s, I can remember official racism -water fountains (white/colored), restrooms (white/colored), schools (white/colored). Yet, I also remember the “colored” woman who had a small farm to the west of ours and as I walked the country road from country school to home, she would give me a ride.
I remember the Supreme Court ruling in 1954 against “equal but separate” and the chaos that followed over the years…the Forrest Gump years.
So today is a big step forward for the United States on a journey that has yet to end. Perhaps, it is even a bigger step for the American people; especially African-Americans.