A perspective of time:
I was 8 when I first heard racism directed at me.
My youngest sister was born the year Malcolm was assassinated. She was about to turn three when Martin was killed.
My father was 35 when DuBois died/during the March on Washington.
My mother was 22 when Medgar Evers was killed.
My paternal grandmother was 29 when Garvey's Black Star Line ceased operating.
My paternal grandfather was 8 when Frederick Douglass died.
Tell me again about this distant past of which you speak.
bellum medicamenti delenda est