Racism In America
I'd like to believe that the President of the United States of America is the person elected to that office to serve, protect and defend the rights and liberty's of all of the people regardless of one's political affiliation; regardless of one's race or creed.
But I believe we do not have that kind of President in Barack Obama.
For me it started back when Barack Obama was campaigning for the nomination of his party.
He, and he alone interjected the issue of race into His Campaign when he announced; "They will tell you that I have a funny name and that I don't look like the other presidents". No one in any of the 2008 campaigns neither on the democrat side nor the republican side ever brought into question the issue of RACE; only Barack Obama did.
So, ... What does his message really mean and what is his message really saying to me.
I was raised by a Christian Mother and Father. I attended church regularly among parishioners who were white and black and brown and yellow.
I attended school with white, black, brown and yellow fellow students and I was never considered a racist by any of these groups. In fact I had close friends of color throughout my growing years and to this very day ... I still do.
I was always aware of race issues in America. I lived through the 1960's when Dr. Martin Luther King was marching for equal rights for blacks in America and I always believed that equal rights for ALL was indued by our Creator. I believed then and still believe now that God created ALL of us in His image, and that as it was then and as it still is now, and always will be His commandment for us to "Love One Another".
Now however, it seems that everyday another comment about race is in the news and suspiciously it seems to somehow be linked too, or relates to something that was said by way of or through Barack Obama himself.
Because of this I have come to believe that Barack Obama is the one who is responsible for stirring the pot of bitterness and hatred towards the white man in America.
I am the grandson of immigrants who came to America back in the late 1800's.
They were NOT slave owners. They were not privileged, rather they were poor, they lived in tenements and they were unable to obtain a proper education, they spoke in their foreign languages and had to learn to speak English just like everybody else. They were trying hard to raise their family's and had to go to work. They had to work hard to achieve their goals just like all who lived back in those times. They were not to blame for the plight of the black man in America and it is offensive to me that this black man, Barack Obama who not living in a tenement and not being poor and not having the struggles that my grandparents had to somehow link and or connect that past generation with being responsible for slavery in America which was already here when my grandparents migrated to this country when they did.
So now I question this man, Barack Obama's agenda. He attended a church for 20 years where Barack Obama's spiritual leader and mentor, Jeremiah Wright, a self proclaimed teacher and preacher who also believes that the white man was and still is to blame for the wrong doing's bestowed towards the black man in America.
To this I say, B. S ...
I was never a racist and I am not a racist now, but I truly believe that Barack Obama IS A RACIST. I do not believe that this man represents me. I do not believe that this man wants equal rights for all people. I do believe that he is on a mission to get even because just like Jeremiah Wright, he too believes that the white man is responsible and that the white man has to pay. He's dead wrong. He is spreading decent, bitterness, hatred and racism.
To my black brother's and sister's I say; I am sorry for the past sins of those who came here long before I did and enslaved the black man. I'm in total agreement, that, that was wrong. But I do not apologize for anything else; I do not owe you anything except respect and good will, and I expect the same in return from you.
Racism is alive and sick in America, and the man who lives in the White House is not helping to heal the wounds of the past; but rather he is fueling the fires of hatred and bigotry in America by not following in the footsteps of a true man of peace, ...Dr. Martin Luther King...
President Barack Obama. "If you are not part of the solutions to the problems ... then you're the problem.