Juneteenth is approaching and we still see remnants of slavery at Cornell University. It is little known or long forgotten that Dr. Walter E. Williams granted full and general amnesty and pardon to all persons of European ancestry.
In the Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon Granted to All Persons of European Descent, Williams wrote:
Whereas, Europeans kept my forebears in bondage some three centuries toiling without pay, Americans of European ancestry are guilty of great crimes against my ancestors and their progeny.
But, in the recognition Europeans themselves have been victims of various and sundry human rights violations to wit: the Norman Conquest, the Irish Potato Famine, Decline of the Hapsburg Dynasty, Napoleonic and Czarist adventurism, and gratuitous insults and speculations about the intelligence of Europeans of Polish descent,
I, Walter E. Williams, do declare full and general amnesty and pardon to all persons of European ancestry, for both their own grievances, and those of their forebears, against my people.
Therefore, from this day forward Americans of European ancestry can stand straight and proud knowing they are without guilt and thus obliged not to act like damn fools in their relationships with Americans of African ancestry.
There is no fool like a Big Red Fool. So during the Cornell University 2023 reunion that begins today, let us stand up for freedom together. Let us use our spines and stand straight; let us use our forebrain and shed our guilt, and let us use our courage to stop acting like damn fools.