We disagree with this opinion from Bryan Cranston. In our view this country HAS addressed the historic issue of slavery with a brutal Civil War that killed 600K of our citizens and began instituting legal protections for blacks with the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. We acknowledge it took the MLK movement and 100 years since Reconstruction (1865 to 1965) for the legal ability for blacks to vote but compared to Germany in this posted context we have made great strides. One may effectively argue society at large has not evolved into a more welcoming position in many ways regarding race but that is another argument for another day. We also feel 1619 Project is misplaced in that blame for slavery prior to 1776 lies solely with the Colonial powers, namely England as our country not formed yet. There was 89 years (1776 to 1865) that ONLY the 11 Confederate states practiced slavery until loss in Civil War in 1865. We concur the issue of race still looms large in our society but we feel progress has been made, slow but sure. So MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN is exactly what it is moving forward and NOT a racist comment.

Written by Michael E Dehn

Founder and CEO of Metro Pulse a continually running enterprise since May 1980.

February 26, 2023