"The battle for equality was won years ago," some say ~ usually with a dismissive air, like we should just get over it because it's ancient history.
It's not over, and even the things we 'won' are like those 40 acres and mules ~ not here yet.
We may have come a long way, baby; but we're not there yet. In my lifetime I've seen, heard, and read plenty. Sometimes it's laughable ~ until you realize that real people lived this way, causing your heart to ache, your stomach to churn, and your ire to rise.