"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
If Your A Person Of Color Don't Run For President
Yup! I said it. I know that doesn't sound very encouraging for people of color. However, mainstream America does not want anyone nonwhite up in the "White House"...especially if your black.
After the first black president was elected in 2009, Americans exhibited what must have been a false jubilance. Americans were so proud and excited that they had elected a black man for President of the United States of America.The night it was announced that Barack Obama won the elections, every group of people was represented and they were unified in victory. The air was filled with electricity and all spirits seemed lifted. It was something that no person of color thought they would ever see come to past.
Barack Obama wasn't the average American black man descended from a slave. He was biracials with a white American mother and a pure African father from Kenya. A man with impeccable character and impressive accomplishments and just to name a few he was: Harvard graduate with honors, an inspiring orator, editor of the Harvard Law Review, a law professor, and civil rights attorney. President Obama married a Michelle Obama who also was an accomplished black woman. The President and First Lady raised two beautiful and well-mannered girls. They were regarded as the idea family. He has kept quite a few of his promises and is working on other ones.
Americans sat out in the waiting room. Some wanted the media specialist to pull the plug. Others said there might still be a chance that hope and change could pull through and recover. The crabs in the barrel,Teabaggers, those nostalgia, anti-civil rights folks, Fox We Make Up Lies followers were shouting pull the plug...pull the plug. While those with still a glimmer of hope were being drowned out by all the shouts from the pull the plug crowd.
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?