The Maryland Doctrine of Exclusion was collectively written by the Maryland Colony Council in 1638, and states the following, “ Neither the existing Black population, their descendants, nor any other Blacks shall be permitted to enjoy the fruits of White society.” The doctrine was written to insure that Blacks would remain a “subordinate, non-competitive, non-compensated workforce.
Once, we were in the same boat. Together, we supported, pushed and encouraged each other. But then you wanted equality, (a thing that you already had in my heart). I gave you an Oar and we rowed together. Then you decided that we should get a motor. Eventually, you no longer wanted to buy gas and left it to me. After saving your gas money you gained power. With this new found power you became a strong independent woman and no longer wanted to be in the boat. You found out how cold the water is, and that there are sharks, crocodiles and alligators in the water ready to snatch your strong Independent Black ass up for your organs, now you want back in the boat. Well climb aboard, grab an oar and let’s row this boat together once again.