There is much silence during Black History Month. Most white middle class Canadians have no idea nor concern - for the past nor present. "Life goes on"...
It is hard to believe that at least 50,000,000 Blacks were uprooted from Africa, with about 15,000,000 making it to the New World, according to "Let The Niggers Burn". The state and church fully supported, enable and justified doing this. Even during Apartheid, the same players did the same thing. Not only were you breaking the law if you disobeyed the White Man, but you were breaking God's law. For more see authority is to be obeyed.
But the plight of the African American is still dire. Ex-felons still cannot vote in many states like Florida, Kentucky and Virginia. Considering African Americans make up 80% of the prison population - due to racism and poverty - they have lost many rights of citizens. And that is just one of the issues still facing them.
A poem by Ted Joans from an out of print book "Let The Niggers Burn" - Black Rose Books.:
For more see here and to read more on the role of the church.