Dear White Folks...
Dear White Folks:
Can we talk? And I will try to not say, I told you so.
I know you were jealous when we...Black folks, that is...went on and on about how proud we were of President Obama and how we ...Black folks, that is...considered him the Greatest President of all time. It was not our intent by showing our pride in someone who looked like us, sitting in the Oval Office, making great decisions which helped ALL of America, to make you jealous, but it is what it is. You noticed I said ALL of America. That’s because ALL presidents ...ALL White Presidents, that is...have not served ALL of America.
For instance: Your Christian "founding father presidents” wrote America’s documents-you call them the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution-that brazenly did not apply to Black folks, just because of plain ol’ White American Racism...and... Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Abraham Lincoln after y’all Killed him, decided Blacks would never get their “promised 40 acres and a mule,” just because of plain ol’ White American Racism ...and...Woodrow Wilson, who decided Washington DC needed separate bathrooms for men and women by race because “everyone knows Blacks carry venereal diseases,” just because of plain ol’ White American Racism ...and... Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Southern Democrats would not include domestic workers and farm workers in the Social Security Act of 1935, thereby excluding 60% of Black folks in America, just because of plain ol’ White American Racism...and Ronald Reagan, who kicked off his presidential campaign in Philadelphia Mississippi...yes that Philadelphia Mississippi...with a Real Red Meat speech to Whites in America to come to the Racist Republicant party, just because of plain ol’ White American Racism. These are but a few...and now we come to donald trump, your pathetic answer to Barack Obama.
I cannot blame you for being jealous, except we cannot ignore the obvious. After graduating from Columbia University in 1983, Barack Obama worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In 1988, he enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating, he became a civil rights attorney and an academic, teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He represented the 13th district for three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 until 2004, when he ran for the U.S. Senate. He received national attention in 2004 with his March primary win, his well-received July Democratic National Convention keynote address, and his landslide November election to the Senate. In 2008, he was nominated and was elected president. Nine months later, he was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
After President Obama’s re-election, and after 8 years of an Outstanding Scandal Free Administration, you White America, decided to counter the Excellence of President Obama by electing a president which more closely resembled you...and you scoured high and low and came up with the "anointed" donald trump.
This is one time where your “lows” outranked your “highs.” You appeared to be quite happy with electing a Misogynistic Sexist Racist as YOUR president. Now, we...Black folks, that is...tried to tell you it was not going to work. That a Racist is a Racist is a Racist and you would rue the day you elected the Incompetent Degenerate that some of you call president...but...you appeared to be quite happy. And again, you would not listen to us...Black folks, that is.
Now in addition to all of the other transgressions of YOUR president, we find that he is a traitor, and is conspiring with America’s Number One Enemy, and is enlisting all of his cabinet basically as co-conspirators. You have to be embarrassed. We...Black folks, that is...are not embarrassed. We knew what to expect. You must admit, America is in one Helluva Mess, and all because you would not listen to us...Black folks, that is.
We ...Black folks, that is ...Told you so. I Tried, But I Just Couldn’t Resist Saying That.
The Struggle Continues!
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Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.