Thank you so much Star for your heartfelt, profound reply. You are right about uncomfortable truths being eliminated from the history we were and are taught because as the saying goes "truth hurts". Systematic racism that has had terribly detrimental affects is real, but of course many who are not subject to it just don't get it.@OneEyedDiva, there have been thousands of atrocities committed in this country because of of bigotry and hate, most of the specifics are lost but the pain imprint remains.
It's infuriating and disheartening to read accounts of American politicians, school board members and parents systematically purging public school curricula and books in school and public libraries because they tell uncomfortable truths. Their efforts to de-emphasize or ignore the uglier parts of our history and gloss over the horrors of slavery and racism will only nurture and perpetuate the worst tendencies in some.
Thank you for the reminder of the tragic loss of these children's lives. I pray their families found a way to some kind of peace.
p.s. The Google drive link doesn't work for those outside your Google group, but I looked up the Spike Lee movie you referenced. It's called Four Little Girls and appears to be free on Hulu right now.