I AM BLACK. I AM EDUCATED. I ASK QUESTIONS. LOTS OF THEM. I RESPECT PEOPLE WHO RESPECT ME, AND ONLY THEM. At all costs, I will not aid anyone in the promotion of White supremacy and the subjugation of people like me. I will not tolerate micro aggression. This means that more likely than not, I will be killed in the commission of my most basic human right – Breathing While Black. All my life I’ve witnessed the debate – the victims of real racism trying to convince the privileged that we are not yet post-racial. Yet I WILL Vote ...no matter how much to try and keep me from voting.
You kidnapped us from Africa...you worked us for free in a free labor economy...you then said later that, "You are Free". And when I ask you "Free From What? and Free With What? you laugh. When I ask about reparations for the hundreds of years you stole money from me and my family and my ancestors you laugh.
Supposedly we are a nation of those who respect Freedoms, yet the first freedom you always want to take from Blacks is the freedom to vote. And you take pride in denying Blacks the right to vote. Plain old Voter Suppression. When Black people correctly charge, accuse and indict you for centuries of brutality, you compare us to infants throwing a tantrum.
When we use ---Racism, White Privilege, White Supremacy---terms that adequately reflect the imbalance of power between Whites and Black people as well as the terrorism that typifies how Whites relate to Black people, you say we are whiners.
When we complain about the Criminal "Injustice" System, you accuse us of playing the race card. We are, because the "system" smacks of blatant racism. You also promote the absurd theory that “sensitivity training” can rehabilitate racists. Not when Racism is American Born and Bred.
Then you love to use the term Racial Reconciliation. Reconciliation is the restoration of friendly relations. During what era have Whites and Blacks enjoyed friendly, non-exploitative relations? Also understand that even while we use the term White Privilege it is a misnomer. White Privilege conveniently focuses attention on the benefits Whites derive from racism, not the mandatory White conduct that sustains a racist empire. Let's call it White pathology along with White deeds and White actions – not privileges – which void Black life and extinguish our very existence.
Once again America you cannot pretend it is only a problem with the “Black Savages” on the Street as YOUR president says...and you can call all the Black and White Intellectuals you want to analyze the problem...and we can have all the ministers of all faiths to have Interfaith prayer sessions everyday ...but until and unless America decides it wants to do something about the way it treats its Black citizens, and have since we were kidnapped and brought to these shores during the American Holocaust called Slavery, toil and strife will continue. Just another time and another place. So WE WILL Vote, and We WILL every chance we get, no matter how much you try and STOP US!
America will have NO REST until respect for Human Dignity and Respect ...and the sanctity of a Black Life is at hand. Tell that to the Racist Degenerate YOU elected.
The Struggle Continues!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.