Interestingly enough, I had not given the article a title. This was originally just an emailed thought to Sandy. I believe the core idea of the article is, why bother trying to stand up once knocked down if all everyone is going to do is just keep knocking you down? The old saying is that we should pull ourselves up by our bootstraps, but everyone seems more than happy to cut said bootstraps, making it next to impossible.
I agree, though, America’s past is full of terrible things and oppressed peoples. We love to kick people while they’re down.