“Our African-American communities are absolutely in the worst shape they’ve ever been in before. Ever. Ever. Ever.”
— Donald Trump on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 in a speech in Kenansville, N.C.
OUR? African American communities are in the worst shape ever?
Perhaps you didn’t have a flunky read you the memo Donald.
If you paid attention while hiding in school during Vietnam, you’d realize how utterly wrong you were.
The day I was born.
I wasn’t beaten for learning how to read.
I am no ones property.
My spouse is white, our marriage is legal.
I have the right to vote.
I write and go to the movies and play with toys for a living.
I own my own home.
My kid goes to Montessori school. With kids of all ethnicities, genders, religions or none.
Are things perfect? Far from. I recognize there is a lot of violence, poverty and ignorance.
But Donald, I’ve seen your rallies, that can be said about White American communities as well.
We have a long way to go as a people, but having survived and thrived, considering where we started and the goal line always being moved against us?
I’m confident my children and their children will get much farther than I did.
Is that why you fear us? Fear us enough to shoot us unarmed hands raised?
Of course you realize how misguided your statement was.
Your “Outreach” isn’t for black votes, it’s for white votes.
The whites that are ashamed to publically support you and climb into your “basket”.
But, because language is important, I don’t leave my people’s narrative for you to define.
Not. Even. Close.
To infer otherwise is to both ignore our history, and erase thier sacrifice.
You see Donald, you may get yourself elected on white fear that the sky is falling.
But for me, and my people, you can’t frighten us with fantasy.
We’ve survived the belly of the beast. Our dawn is breaking.
I am the hope and dreams of my ancestors.
I stand proudly on their powerful shoulders.
You, and those just like you, only stand in our way.
And , if past is prologue, you and your kind will be moved.
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