“White Folks Have Been The Problem All Along….” those are the words from stated by our soon to be past-President Obama. Pretty sad coming from the President of the UNITED States of America, right? But whoever said Obama was a uniter? But did you expect anything less coming from a community organizer from Chicago?
H/T I Have The Truth:
When addressing students at the University of Chicago Law School, Barack Obama said that America’s voting system is “rooted in racism” and that it admonishes some Americans from voting. So he believes that we should reduce the polarization in politics to help improve things.
Then, he dropped a bombshell and pointed out how “white folks” are the problem:
“We really are the only advanced democracy on earth that systematically and purposefully makes it really hard for people to vote,” Obama said Thursday when speaking at the University of Chicago School of Law.
“There is no other country on earth that does that. There is a legacy to that that grows directly out of a history in which first propertied men, then white men, then white folks didn’t want women, minorities, to participate in the political process and be able to empower themselves in that fashion. That’s the history. We should be a society in which at this point we should say, yeah, that history is not so good.”
Unfortunately, Barack Obama isn’t the only one who believes this:
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, a Duke University professor gave a lecture at Dartmouth College in which he lambasted the idea that America has entered a post-racial society, or made any progress on racial issues whatsoever.
“This ideology is suave but deadly.”
Phrases used by white people such as ‘I have black friends,’ are clear indications of covert racism, he said.
The lecture was titled “The Color of Color-Blindness: Whites’ Race Talk in ‘Post-Racial’ America.” Dartmouth’s website described the lecture as an attempt to demonstrate that white people have been naive about the continued existence of racism since long before President Obama’s election.
Other people would say that white Americans didn’t invent racism, but have done more to end it than anywhere else on the globe – including Africa, where black slavery continues en masse to this day.
In my lifetime, as far as race relations, I have never seen a more racially divisive president than Obama. It’s sad to say, since he is America’s first Black president. He widened the racial divide in America mostly with his support for all of the #BlackLivesMatter riots and incidents. Our soon to be past-President Obama, has done NOTHING to UNITE our country. His ‘Hope and Change’ campaign was just that, a campaign of words.
In healing our nation, I turn to the words of Bishop E.W. Jackson:
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King famously said: “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” That will never happen unless we reject the politics of division and embrace a new culture of unity.
We need to stop categorizing each other by skin color and race. I propose that from the 2017 Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 16) forward, there be no more hyphenated Americans. Let us cease calling ourselves Native-American, African-American, Hispanic-American, Irish-American, Italian-American, Jewish-American, Asian-American or any other ethnic or national bifurcation. We are Americans.
With the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, the time has come to take a bold step toward unity. To borrow from the President-elect, it is time to make America unified again. We will never be perfectly unified, but we can reverse the politics of division, and reorient our culture toward unity.
…a vision of “one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.”
What should unite us all is commitment to our Republic and the Constitution which secures our freedom. We are all endowed by our Creator with life, liberty and the ability to pursue happiness as citizens of the most prosperous nation in history. It is time to rediscover our common national identity as Americans.
Amen! God Bless America!
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