These are questions we should all ask ourselves. Now. Not tomorrow. Now!
What if I were black?
What if I were Margo Johnson, with the same personality, same intellect, same gifts, same abilities, but instead of being white I were black?
Would I have been treated differently than I have been treated as a white person?
Would I have been elected vice president of my high school class? Would I have been admitted to an all-girls school in southern Mississippi?
Would I have lived in the same neighborhood where the white Margo grew up?
Would I have had the same advantages I had as a white child?
If not, why not?
If I were black or brown, would I be angry?
Would I be protesting? Would I be sad? Would I be tired?
Would I be worried my child might be hurt, killed, stopped and questioned?
I can tell you, I would be angry. In fact I would…
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