Failure to acknowledge our national shame will ultimately corrupt all of us. A nation of people that reflexively defends the indefensible from its past becomes sociopathic.
Don’t forget these things, ever. Like all other significant aspects of our country’s history, they are part of your heritage. Not shying away from them is essential. We have to learn from them.
America, let me tell you, you are the bastard child of white European colonialism, technical advantages and the violent rape and murder of two other cultures, one red, one black.