By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
The United States (US) was founded on white supremacy. To coincide with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the documentary, “Who we are” will be available in theaters near you. Click on the following link to learn more: https://youtu.be/SMCF5hzv_5I
White supremacy was evidenced, when the US government (USG) militarily invaded Puerto Rico to make her its colony in 1898. That was 33 years after the US Civil War that formally ended slavery.
White supremacy was evidenced, when the USG refused to comply with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism since 1945, and continued holding Puerto Rico as its colony. World War II had just ended, and the world was horrified by the atrocities of Nazi Germany.
And, white supremacy is being evidenced, as the USG continually ignores the UN’s annual resolution (40 thus far) asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. Colonialism is a crime against humanity, and a threat to peace! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otzBslJLbI0
Today, 87% of US citizens are dissatisfied with our nation. If US citizens really want justice for all, we will have to make that happen. Knowing our real history is the first step to get there.
How many of us are willing to walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama for freedom for all?
Are we willing to fight for more justice?