Race In America: Face The Truth And Honor It

Race In America: Face The Truth And Honor It
“Conservative” is just a code word for “I  hate Black people”

AFRICANGLOBE – Anyone unwilling to face the fact that RACE is the 2000 lbs. gorilla in the room of America’s psyche is either a fool or plays one. There, I said it, and all of us who wish to see this country live up to its full potential must deal honestly with that fact. RACE is central to our national dysfunction. We must do this before we lose the opportunity to finally come together for our collective good.

The November 4th election is a focal point for our willingness to confront our common dilemma.

It would be dishonest for me to recommend a starting point for this confrontation at a place other than the respect and treatment afforded President Obama. It would be a travesty to attempt closure to our national nightmare without making a sincere effort to compare and contrast the fact and the vision of the President and his legislative supporters with the goals and objectives of the “disloyal opposition.”

Successes Overlooked

Any president – yes, White president – who’d realized the same successes and achievements as President Obama would be lauded as one of the best presidents in the nation’s history. If for no other reason than his leadership through the threat of the worst economic crisis the nation has faced since “The Great Depression,” he should receive such acclaim. BUT, there is more!

Other than the unreasonable, reactionary right minority that clings to the mantra of “Tea Party,” what rational person would condemn a fellow-citizen to illness and disease solely by virtue of his or her bank balance? President Obama’s Affordable Care Act has eliminated that fate for millions of Americans who are too impoverished to afford medical care or who have pre-existing conditions. Even young adults who’re in the earliest stages of employment can receive medical insurance coverage with their parents’ plan until they can get on their feet.

Military And Economics

President Obama has refused to sit idly by and watch our nation’s military mindlessly shuffled into one international conflict after another. He has withdrawn our forces from harm’s way over the protests of politicians whose ulterior motive appears to be the enrichment of their corporate cronies.

The Wall Street wealthy should be ashamed of allowing their less literate brethren in the general population to criticize President Obama’s management of the economy. These folks have seen record growth in the stock market and have realized record profits. To their discredit, they’ve not reinvested these profits into growth opportunities for the economy.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I‘m sure Black voters will support the President and those legislators who support his agenda. I’m willing to step out on faith that Black people and other voters of color will again vote in record numbers as they did in 2008 and 2012. I know the majority of Black people and Whites who mobilized for CHANGE will not willingly surrender the fight to the forces of repression and regression.

The challenge in this election is to get White voters who, for no other reason than the color of his skin, reject the advantages the President’s policies now afford them.

Make A Decision

White women, who’re 51% of the population must honestly reflect and assess the future that Republican policies will bring to them. Much like they were when Africans were chattel, the Republican agenda would bring women and their reproductive autonomy under the benevolent dictates of their spouses or other males.

The recent denouncement of the minimum wage by Gov. Chris Christie should serve as a warning for all who struggle from paycheck to paycheck.

In the above circumstances, the reluctant must decide if they’ll choose to let their hatred of one man or of a group of people to push them over the brink of survival into personal oblivion.

 

Dr. E. Faye Williams 

 

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Slavery in Africa was pretty much on par with being a servant/worker. They still had lives. A right to be a person and embrace their culture. To marry. To eat food that wasn’t scraps. Europeans came to Africa and threatened leaders to start a slave trade.. then they just came after everyone. Slavery in the new world is almost unspeakable. . All slavery is wrong.. but save that black ppl brought it on themselvesmess for another time. Because that’s what you’re saying whether you know it or not.

  2. Who said it was. Just a statement that much expansion can be done. Do you know blacks were the first slave masters? It is a never ending story. Bottom line is we need to get past it. Remember the saying “Put your past behind move forward so you can receive your blessings.” Lol at last we can discuss. Not behead each other because we are different and have different beliefs. So thank. God bless.

  3. We all have to understand, that we all victims to they supremacy, under minding it or turning the other cheek will only lead us back to the same position we are now at!! Yes some blacks have been bought out but say we sold 300 million of our people is their lies.. We need to take what they do serious and stop under minding!!..

  4. But believe it or not just because someone flies a Rebel flag does not make him a racist. It is a part of American heritage. Just like we blame the lighter skinned man for slavery. When our own captured and sold us to them. So where do we begin or end?