Journalist Roland Martin describes African American history as mix of bad and worse times


In his lifetime, journalist and author Roland Martin says African Americans have made a lot of progress, but there remains a long way to go. Martin spoke at Canisius College Tuesday at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Afro-American society.

Martin told a crowded Montante Center that American history is a mix of bad times for black people and worse times. He told reporters the Electoral College, which elected President Trump, was set up to maximize the power in the presidential election process of slave states.

Martin said Americans of all races do not know enough of their own history, and that discrimination and ill-treatment are not unique to African Americans.

“Italians, Jews, Polish and others – people who came from…

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