By Michael Henry Adams for the Daily Voice.com
The United States has elected its first black president, and yet our struggle for human dignity and mutual respect is hardly over. In the same election, in California, African Americans voted disproportionately to support a ballot imitative meant to curtail the civil rights of fellow citizens.
Last weekend, in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, Ecuadorian immigrant brothers, Jose and Romel Sucuzhanay, walking arm in arm, after a night on the town, were viciously attacked by three tall black youths. Hurling a barrage of ethnic and anti-gay abuse, the black men also wielded against their defenseless victims an aluminum bat and a broken beer bottle. As a result of this savage assault, Jose Sucuzhanay was recently declared brain-dead.