Students’ revolution against Nashville’s Jim Crow law

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico

Students in Nashville Tennessee succeeded in getting its mayor to racially integrate the city’s lunch counters. Click on the following link to see how:

The lesson that we can learn here is that change comes from challenging injustice. Left unchallenged, injustice will go on forever.

Puerto Ricans must stop waiting for the United States government (USG) to decolonize Puerto Rico. If the USG has not done so in 123 years, itwill never do so on its own.

We must realize that the USG is committing a crime against humanity by maintaining Puerto Rico as its colony. That is why the United Nations’ Charter prohibits colonialism since 1945.

We must realize that the USG’s intention of maintaining Puerto Rico as its colony forever is manifested in the fact that it has ignored, thus far, 39 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.

Therefore, we must engage, as the students did, in permanent resistance to force the USG to comply with international law, and with what is morally correct. Nashville’s mayor finally had to admit that eliminating the city’s Jim Crow law was the right thing to do. But the students had to force the mayor into that decision.

Force the US to do what’s right!

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