AFRICANS DID NOT ASK YOU TO BRING THEM HERE. YOU KIDNAPPED AFRICANS FROM AFRICA AND BROUGHT THEM TO THIS COUNTRY IN THE BOWELS OF SLAVE SHIPS TO SUIT YOUR PRURIENT AND FINANCIAL INTERESTS.
You wanted to make sure we were never heard and rarely seen by writing your founding documents to exclude an entire race of people based on the color of their skin, a race of people which you did not consider human. You did this with the full-throated support and connivance of White American Christians and the White Christian community. ALL White Religious denominations in this new country, founded in part on Religious freedom, supported this enslavement way of life.
You and the White Christian Church, mercilessly worked these dark hue of skin persons as a “free labor economy.” These millions of "laborers" made you obscenely wealthy and you did not have to pay them. You developed the American Christian Holocaust called slavery which “birthed” Racism, and All from your twisted and reviled Christian mind which simply ignored Biblical teachings, as the cornerstone of the founding of this “new” Country. American Christianity supported and was a partner in America’s Original Sin.
After slavery made you quite wealthy in every aspect of American life, you still needed more. You could not envision ever giving up these “enslaved persons” who you “owned,” and who made you rich beyond your wildest dreams. So one half of you in this country decided to try and overthrow the other half of this country to continue to feed your vile and greedy pleasures as owners of enslaved persons. Imagine that Christian White America? Fighting a war to keep a race of people in chains to feed your peccadilloes. When you lost, you would not acknowledge the toll of the people you enslaved, and refused to “pay” them for the centuries of abuse you layered on them and the wages you stole from them, under the guise of Christianity.
You continued to elect Racists in presidential clothing, many of whom were Klan members in suits. Racism, and keeping your foot on the neck of Black America literally and figuratively is what you have known and what you have lived by. And that brings us to today. You elected a White Racist incompetent with no character as president to answer to 8 years of a Black dignified President with character. In your Racist mind you knew “your” new president would try and do as his slogan reads, “Make America Great Again” which for you meant putting Niggers in their place...again. And even if he could not, you knew he was publicly trying.
But donald trump did not elect himself. YOU voted for him. WE did not. Funny how that works. You, White America now are going through a hand wringing bit trying to imply you have a social conscience and social justice is the order of the day. Yet at least 1/3 of White America still does not have a social conscience, 1/3 of White America still does not give a damn about social justice, and 1/3 of White America sees my Black hue of skin as cause to call me a Nigger, which means 1/3 of White American does not give a damn about me. Funny how that Christian thing is still hanging around as this 1/3 continues to support a Racist in the White House.
Lines are clearly defined in this upcoming presidential election more so than they have ever been in this country. donald trump is a Racist who wears a suit instead of a robe. donald trump appeals to at least 1/3 of you in White America, who are “out of the closet” practicing Racists. Others of you are still "camouflaged."
When the Racist smoke clears, will White America do what is right, or will White America, once again, do what is politically expedient? I will not hold my breath. Quite frankly, I do not expect much. White America will again vote for the Racist president based on White America’s Racist roots. The White media will mumble something about Whites are angry and never say trump is a Racist and his supporters are Racist. The White Clergy will not say a word. They will however call for a prayer vigil, with masks and gloves while singing the "no-meaning" flavor of the month Christian song. Liberal and Progressive Whites will gravitate to “seeing about” abused animals before they deal with their Racism, and will say and do absolutely nothing. It is called "talking a good game." In other words, business as usual in Racist White America. Why should I expect any difference?
The Struggle Continues!
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Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.