November 12, 2005
I always have hated the fact that he lost and i hated it even worse when he dies. This is the kind of story that makes a higher percentage of americans route for the underdogs rather than a sure bet. It represents a period of change in america and by letting the picturesque representation of of a big black man die with the appearance of modern technology. However it still leaves me feeling like how much worse could it have gotten for slaves, maybe something like not being fully accepted into public schools intill the 1950s. Overall it is just a representation of time in america that most white peoeple would like to forget about. However it is unfortunate to note that white supremacy and skin head idiocy is on the rise once again in our country.
Posted by IanSayre at November 12, 2005 06:20 PM
When I was in high school, quite a while ago, there were a lot of skinheads. At the time, I didn't really understand what they were all about. My friend was dating one, and I went with her to Pittsburgh. There was a large group of them hanging around. One of them was African American. He said awful things about his race. I didn't understand the whole concept of skinheads and white supremacy then, and I don't understand it now. We are all equal, and for one race to think they are supreme is idiotic. It just disgusts me. I liked the story of John Henry. It didn't matter whether he won or lost, I think it's more important that he stood up for what he believed in.
Posted by: Dee Pruett at November 14, 2005 09:09 AM