Classify this as a rant. The world is in chaos and it shows the lack of leadership at every aspect. Folks like myself also have fear in our hearts that the past as we knew it, is now our present. I have begun to question: where is all this going, and how will all this end? I am an American with African ancestry. I am so proud of who I am and where I come from. I know I am a “mut” and I call that a true American. This is my country!
Today, I realize things are not only changing, but things I have read about and studied I am seeing on the television and social media. I think we are in the mid 1800s. There are so many things I do not understand either. Why is it that some see something one way and it hits all the common sense things and others see it totally the opposite? I can appreciate others opinion, experiences and skills. But, there is simply a good and bad, yin and yang and a yes or no and of course what’s right and what’s wrong. How is it that folks accept the “wrong” and think it’s alright? All the hate is wrong. Carrying assault rifles to kill African Americans are wrong. I believe some children when they are born, the seed of hate is planted. The “treatment” of African Americans over my life time and more, is wrong. I can go on and on. Common sense, right? We shall see in Nov.
Things about me: I have conducted genealogical research over the last 30 years…maybe that is why I am having this conversation with myself. I do support the Black Lives Matter movement. I do believe there should be lively discussion regarding reparations. I believe the root to some of the hate comes from religion. Someone told white people that they are superior and African Americanss are not human. There are still injustices to people of color in this country. What would this white America do if all the people of color band together? I understand that Africans did not ask to be in America. But we are here and have been here. The African American people have a right to be here, they built this country and built white wealth. The real credit should be given where it is due. As an African American, I am not going anywhere, it’s my country. Think about it, what would happen if the table was turned and African Americans became everything whites claim they are? Hmmm…Another thing, it’s exhausting to live in the USA. It’s exhausting to turn on the television visit social media when I do not support Trump and any of his racist views and actions. He is not fit for the job and has followers. Those that follow must believe what he believes, if not, they would not follow him. Help me understand this. And I have concluded for all that has been done and continues to be done to anyone that is not white: “We were never the problem”! Historians repeatedly tell us what has happened and what is going to happen. People are just not listening. We are repeating what has happened in the past and I am so sorry for what is coming. Look at the list. There really wasn’t a “reconstruction” period after the Civil War, it started but never was finished. It has not been successful at all. We are still trying to reconstruct this country.
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