I recieved an email from a very good friend reminding me of the speach by Frederick Douglass about America's "Independence Day" and what it meant to those that it was intended for as well as what it meant for others that were not able to claim true independence. I dare say we should consider the point of his speach and how it applies today! The history of this nation as it has been recorded and taught by educational institutions worldwide, has not done enough to justify celebration by many of it's citizens. Especially it's citizens of color. If we simply take an honest look at where we are as a nation this 4th of July (Independence day), 2011, we will have to consider the state of our independence and sober up to the fact that it is and has been but a dream..."The American Dream"...we are still not free.