Immigrants

by Regis Boff

The tricky bit for African-Americans is that they were never immigrants. They are the only cultural race that did not experience any relief because they managed to get here. Most newly added peoples to this country entered with their horror behind them. Black people entered this country with their terror in front of them. I am only guessing, but this must somehow, deep in their souls, leave them longing to be in and see countries they never now know or ever will again. Maybe it is like growing up never knowing your own parents, forever shoving your love into pockets that have holes and can never fill-up.