"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
The civil war was fought over slavery not states rights.
Ok let's say slavery was the only reason West Virginia separated from Virginia.
We still have seperate but equal Jim Crow to today's systemic racism in the police state that kills black men every day in America*
Don't tell me the rebel flag is a divisive symbol of slavery and stand there with your hand over your heart as the National Anthem is sang staring at that flag that flew over many a slave ships.
* source is well who needs a source it's what everyone thinks and it's plausible in this racist nation so be it.