It took a hudred years after the end of the civil war to publicly declare that blacks and whites are equal and thus deserve equal rights uder that law. Many even to this day do not believe that blacks and whites are equal. Lets remember thait it wasn't blacks linching whites and telling them they are just not quite human. If I were black I'd be mad as a hornet that we as a free country don't define racism the way it is. I hope one day we can all grow some compassion for one another.