LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE

The Republicans had no idea they would one day produce a Trump as their cupbearer, shame on them.  On the other hand, the Democratic Party produced President Barrack Obama, he may not have given us all we wanted but make no mistake, no one in America or abroad was embarrassed by him or his Presidency. On the contrary, we knew we had an intelligent, competent wise leader.

The Dark Secrets of America have been with us for a long time now.  Slavery, The Jim Crow Era, Nazis, KKK, Black Americans being hung, raped, genitals removed, even worst and more, the terrors that are too painful to write.  White Americans must understand we came on The Road Less Traveled.  Most of our Pain, Confusion, Anger and other malfunctions are from such brutal history we endured as our welcoming mat to America.  This is not a blanket excuse for Black Americans to use,  but it is an invitation to have an honest dialogue of America History towards Black Americans.

I hope we can all agree that The America Creed was written extraordinarily well.   A summation of the Creed states that all were created equal and that all would be protected under the law.  Years later, President Kennedy 1961 Inaugural speech-he urges citizens to participate in public service and “ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country”.   Perhaps, one of the greatest Inaugural speech ever given in America History.  Black Americans were confused by what was written, what was said and America’s expectation of them.   History has already been written about Blacks contributions to America.  Frustration and tension grew among Black Americans in the sixty and early seventies. Demonstrations, protesting and marches were being held throughout the country.  A resounding chant could be heard “No Justice-No Peace”.  America was not living up to its creed and Black Americans were no longer tolerating America’s double standards.  Black Americans began to voice their concerns for Better Housing, Jobs, Education, Voting, racial discrimination and much more.  Although they were Disillusioned by America, they were determined to help America live up to what America said it stood for.

Although much has changed since the sixties, racism and bigotry still exist.

In today’s America, Black Americans and people of color are still pushing for equal justice under the law.  Far too many Black Americans are being killed and arrested disproportionately comparative to other groups by Police.   Although we have the right to vote, Republicans have made it harder for many people of color to vote.  Offering fewer places in Urban Communities to vote and closing Voting precincts early.  “Souls To The Poll” was a popular movement but Republicans killed it because the majority of voters who participated generally vote Democrat.

We’ve come a long way, but we still MUST deal with RACE in America.

Electing President Obama, was not an end-all,  but was a true beginning of confronting America’s darkest secrets…slavery, racism, bigotry, White Supremacy and other hate groups.

America must admit and deal with how this country has unequally and unfairly treated Black Americans since slavery.  Black Americans are no longer marching in the streets, no longer singing, “We Shall Over Come Someday”.  America is now being forced to deal with its demons.  Confederate Monuments (once proudly held) are being taken down from federal buildings because we’ve since learned that those statues were placed long after the Civil War.  In fact, they were placed during Dr. King’s era to remind him and his race of  White Supremacy.  We’re now learning much more about The National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” “And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave”.  So when Key references the “foul footstep’s” of the “hireling and slave” who “no refuge could save” from “the gloom of the grave” in the third verse, he’s referring to the killing of Colonial Marines.  “The Star-Spangled Banner is as much a patriotic song as it is a diss track to black people who had the audacity to fight for their freedom.”

The Electoral College and 30% of deplorable people elected Trump.  It seems Trump is using his Powerful Position to separate us rather than bring us together.   We all know about the many outlandish things he has said in the past of, women, Hispanic and others.  It seems when it comes to Black Americans, he takes a different tone.  Like calling Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other Black Football Players, “Son-Of-Bitches” for having a quiet protest of the injustice which still exists in America for people of color.  Trump was outraged by the Athletes protest but was understanding towards the Neo-Nazi, in fact, he stated he saw good people (even though they ranted evil acts towards Jews and ran over innocent people).  Trump was neither OUTRAGED nor confused by their actions.  Instead, he empathized with them as he explained, they were merely trying to have a peaceful March.

It’s a new day in America.

No more Dark Secrets, hidden tales or Super Hero to save the masses.  History has been written and technology will help us get to the facts quickly.

Just as the Republicans produced a Trump, The Democratic Party, Liberals, Progressives, Black Americans and other people of color are all armed together and ready to challenge, confront and deal with Racism and Bigotry head on.

Change has finally come to America, we have no other choice now, “LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE”

“We Shall Overcome” “Yes We Can” create the America we all read about.

 

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