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When it was started it was for men Rich white land-owning men Then it was for poor men Then their white wives Today it is for everyone who has ever had to suffer oppression of any sort It is for anyone who is willing to work for it And some who dont even give that much When the United States as we know it was formed it was created as a place to be free not the land of oppression that it became later on In 1776 when the founding fathers bellies full of the food that the founding mothers cooked and in the house that they kept tidy penned the famous document known simply as The Declaration of Independence It was a message to their oppressors the governing body of their mother country Great Britain It said in a simple but eloquent way that it was over They wanted a divorce and theyre keeping the house They were Geniuses and Visionaries Heroes and Role Models 200 years later in a more modern time amidst the turmoil of the aftermath of two devastating wars and in a country that was looking forward to testing its wings as a complex society a few more founding fathers sprung up They may have been 200 years late but the message they brought was timed all too well Names like King Newton and the enigma and simplicity of X were on the tips of everybodys tongue The nation who once sought freedom from baseless oppression thought to be ridiculous and unnecessary was now the oppressor of a people with different backgrounds who wanted nothing more than their fair share or in some cases their America The African-American people wanted to be treated more American than African When the young man known to many as Malcolm or simply X told his people that it was time to take a stand and to break the
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