Let’s play a game, shall we? The name of the game is called “Imagine.” The way it’s played is simple: we’ll envision recent happenings in the news, but then change them up a bit. Instead of envisioning white people as the main actors in the scenes we’ll conjure – the ones who are driving the action – we’ll envision black folks or other people of color instead. The object of the game is to imagine the public reaction to the events or incidents, if the main actors were of color, rather than white. Whoever gains the most insight into the workings of race in America, at the end of the game, wins.
Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell declared April as “Confederate History and Heritage Month”. The thing about Confederate History, just so you know, is that the Great War of Yankee Aggression had nothing to do with slavery. So, it’s not worth mentioning. The Civil War was about state’s rights, not slavery. Tariffs, not slavery. The needs of the southern farmer versus the Northern industrial expansion.