There was a story I came across where a police officer drew his gun, cursing and frisked (ordered them get down on their knees with there hands up) a couple of African-American teens during a snowball fight. It was video taped and it’s heart breaking.
The Problem We All Live With
President Barack Obama has taken a decidedly low-key approach to racial issues since he became America’s first black president two years ago. But in a hallway outside the Oval Office, he has placed a head-turning painting depicting one of the ugliest racial episodes in U.S. history.
Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With,” installed in the White House last month, shows U.S. marshals escorting Ruby Bridges, a 6-year-old African-American girl, into a New Orleans elementary school in 1960 as court-ordered integration met with an angry and defiant response from the white community.