As long as I have understood the Great Legacy of my Blackness, White America has opined the Hue of My Skin is proof positive of their Racist notion that I am Inferior. To White America, the darkness of skin is somehow an indication of a lack of smarts. White Racist Sociologists and White Historians have written Racist Academic papers ad nauseum on this. Yet White America will not admit this country was founded on the Christian Racist Belief that Black skin is nothing more than representative of Chattel or Property.
Then the Good Lord gives clarity and sends Godly Proof Positive that White Racist notions of Inferiority and Superiority are Stupidly twisted with Excellent Examples during our Lifetime.
Two examples...The American Dream and The American White Male Ego is entrenched in the Racist Notion that one day, "OUR White sons" could grow up and become President of the United States. It would only happen to a White person and a White Male because they were White, and they were Male...and the corresponding fact it would never happen to a Black person and a Black male because they were and are inferior. Certainly, a Black male does not have the “Stuff” to run this country. That is ONLY the Province of a White Male.
To say that Barack Obama SHATTERED that White Racist Myth is quite the Understatement. Not only did President Barack Obama shatter the White Racist Myth, but he Destroyed a number of Fragile White Male Egos in the process. Can you say John McCain and Mitt Romney?
President Obama and his Black Skin brought Intellect, Intelligence, Gravitas, Quality, Class, Principles, and Integrity into the White House as President while showing Providential Decision Making is not just the purview of White America and White Male Presidents. And President Obama is not an Isolated case. Mrs. Obama is arguably the Best First Lady in the History of First Ladies and could step right into the Oval Office as President and not miss a stroke, but we will hold THAT DISCUSSION for another day.
And now we have donald trump, Your president White America, who you elected with ALL of his Racism and His Misogynistic Sexism, and who has substantially proven his White Privilege and his White skin is not remotely a substitute for Intellect, Intelligence, Gravitas, Quality, Class, Principles, and Integrity. In fact, donald trump has comparatively shown that he is quite inferior to Barack Obama, which again shatters the Racist Myth of Superiority based on Skin Color.
So White America...you can continue to fool yourselves and continue to think that OUR BLACK SKIN MAKES US Inferior...BUT WE Know better, and YOU Know Better Too.
If you take away trump’s Racism and your Racism and Your White Privilege, the question is...What Do YOU Have Left? Don’t answer. You will not like Your Answer.
The Struggle Continues!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.