Friday, February 10, 2012

Ain't Scared of Your Jails

What stuck with me the most about this whole speech was truly the treatment of these people. It is horrible to think that we as man can treat other man like that. But one event that stuck with me from this was when Leo Lillard was talking about when he was a boy. He and his mother lived in Nashville which was a divided community. Leo was always curious to why though. He never knew how to approach his mother about this and he knew they were divided, but didn't understand it. While walking down the road, there was two water fountains to drink from. These each had a label on them to indicate who could use them. He says, "And being the kind of kid I was, I went over to both fountains and tasted the water...". This struck me when I read it. This little boy had no idea why there were two fountains of water, there was no difference in them. It made me think of how innocent children are and why we all cannot be that way.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more, Leo's story truly makes and impact. African American kids were affected by the discrimination just as much as African American adults, and it's sad to see the everlasting impact that it had left on young Leo.