Friday, September 23, 2016

Uh . . .

One of the biggest problems we have in the United States today is a lack of knowledge and understanding of history. We didn't just get here yesterday and America's journey to this point in time should be both instructive and cautionary. We have to know what problems we've encountered, what mistakes we've made, and what solutions we've tried in order to move forward with wisdom. 

You wouldn't know that from some people.
Speaking at a rally in Kenansville, North Carolina, Trump again stumbled in an apparent attempt to endear himself to black voters.
“We’re going to make our country safe again. We’re going to rebuild our inner cities because our African-American communities are absolutely in the worst shape that they’ve ever been in before,” he said. “Ever, ever, ever.”  Link
Ever, ever, ever.

There's no question that despite decades of progress for black Americans, things seem to be getting worse. The Obama Presidency has brought the racists out of the woodwork. The racists were there all along, but had been getting more and more quiet as America became a more multicultural society. That is, until the modern Republican party decided that their usual, subtle racist dog whistles weren't enough and chose to nominate an out of the closet racist for President. 

But to suggest that things have never been worse is to ignore history and undermine all the progress that has been made.

Ever, ever, ever.

Tell us another one, Trump.

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