“There has never been a black wedding at the First Baptist Church in Crystal Springs, Miss., since its founding in 1883. According to Pastor Stan Weatherford, some church members objected so strongly to breaking that precedent, they threatened to oust him from his pastorship.Rather than risk his job, Weatherford, who is white, said he decided to marry the pair at a black church down the road.”

This story needs to be told because of those who believe the struggle for civil rights is over. Instead, people of color are born standing on a trap door no one wants to talk about. The laws may be the same for people of different races, but as long as the culture is racist people will be treated very differenly by banks, police, judges and clergy. As an ancient philosopher said, “nothing is more unjust than equal laws among unequals.”

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