There are two famous statues in the United States that feature children ﬁghting the system. One is the statue of a young Black man in Birmingham being attacked by a police dog during the Civil Rights movement. The dog is being held by a policeman. The other is a bronze statue of a little girl standing on Wall Street in front of the Wall Street Bull.
This statue is called Fearless Little Girl on Wall Street, another copy of the same little girl says she is standing there in front of the charging bull in deﬁ ance of Wall Street ﬁnancial policies. Nothing is holding the Bull back. The little girl was created and placed there for an event called, “The International Women’s Day.” It stands as a symbol of women’s leadership meaning that if women are allowed into commerce they will prosper, as will the world.
I found it ironic that there are some Wall Street businessmen who have called the little girl an advertising stunt and have threatened to sue to have it removed. The young boy is ﬁghting the racism and segregation of the South, speciﬁcally, and the racism of America. His case ended up in court and resulted in a portion of equality in America. The irony here is that the Trump years, so far, has been dedicated to putting us all back in “our place.” Blacks will take their place in poverty, dealing drugs, pimping, and living in slums.
Women will take the sexual harassment and sexual exploitation that Trump bragged about, and Roy Moore will try to ride into the United States Senate with Trumps blessings.
Trump is from New York and has been sued for discrimination in housing practices. The popular little deﬁant girl is in New York and is despised by the rich guys around her. The little boy is depicted in the South where Trump is trying to renew their power over America and call it great again. Jeff Sessions is the Attorney General of the United States from Alabama where the statue of the Black boy is being attacked by dogs. Trump is renewing as many civil wrongs as he can to make America great again.
The women and the young men are locked in a long term struggle to make things better for all, and even as we make some progress. My Dad’s proposition comes true. There is always someone working overtime to keep “us” down. The symbol of the two statues predicts that we will endure and, ultimately, be free from so much effort to keep Blacks and women down.
From the looks of it, the plan is not working. There are 20 women in Congress and approximately 50 African Americans. The Republicans are working to suppress the vote targeting Blacks and Democrats. We need to get together to resist.