We want to believe that our police forces are there to serve even when they prevent demonstrations and use violence against us and against some of us more than others
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For countless millions of Africans, the slave trade forced them into permanent servitude in conditions set by their white owner, who did not consider them human.
It is a comforting illusion that things today are so very different from 1831. We want to believe our voice now counts, that we have the power, that we are in charge, even though the vote our ancestors struggled so hard for has been stripped of value, our voices silenced.
We are given a choice between two political parties equally captured by corporate money and interests.