America’s lingering shame of the way it still treats Blacks

It makes me mad, sick and tired of racist Americans who are bent and determined to destroy one of the best Presidents America has ever and will ever see. Barack Obama is a man of principles. Perhaps he is too honest for Americans. They really are not accustomed to such honesty and care from a President. He is a man who is not faking how much he cares for Americans because he does and it shows. And because he is doing so well, the  devils in the midst are confounded and confuse. They try everything to humiliate the man but as Maya Angelou says so beautifully in her poem ” Ands still I rise…”

Americans of every stripe should stand up for justice and equality and stop simpletons like Donald Trump to attempt to dehumanize the President of the United States of America, to try to psychologically lynch another Black man. But Trump you will not win because you are not in Barack’s league, physically, mentally or socially. Barack is not a gutter rat. He has class and beauty, so stop haranguing the President. You will not prevail.  If the Republicans want another loose cannon to run against Barack in the next President, they may be wiped off the ballot completely this time.

Goldie Taylor articulated my sentiments – this you must watch

“Show me your papers!”

Major Blackard, then just 19 years old, dug into his trousers in search of his wallet.  He patted his jacket, but could not find his billfold.

“Sir, I done left my wallet…” Blackard said.  Before he could finish his sentence, the young man was posted against the brick wall, cuffed and taken to the St. Louis city jail. Unable to prove his identity, he would spend the next 21 days in a cramped, musty cell.  That’s where his older brother Matt found him, beaten and bloodied.  Matt returned with Major’s employer later that day, wallet and identification card in hand, to post bond.

The year was 1899. Major Blackard was my great, great grandfather.

The real crime, as Pulitzer Prize winning author Doug Blackmon points on in his seminal work Slavery by Any Other Name, was that my grandfather was a colored man in America.

This morning, as White House staffers handed out copies of the president’s long form birth certificate, I couldn’t shake the feeling that something very ugly was going on.  For the first time in recorded history, a sitting president of the United States found it necessary to produce his original birth certificate for public inspection. Not once, in 235 years, have we ever demanded proof that our president was born on American soil……