Black People Knew All Along: Ronald Reagan Was No Saint

Reagan and Nixon ( image)

Since before this country’s inception, black people have unwillingly, unwittingly, but absolutely necessarily, served as this republic’s proverbial “canary in the coal mine,” warning the wider — read whiter — public about impending danger. Deeper than a mere warning signal, though, and more to the point, black people have likewise always been the unheeded conscience of America.