monday, the first black president of the united states addressed the public, “racism- we are not cured of it. and it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ‘nigger’ in public. no, that’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. it’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. societies don’t overnight, completely erase everything that happened two hundred to three hundred years prior.”
the sentiments fell on the heels of the south carolina shootings and murder of nine church going black men and women intended to start a race war in the streets. the angst and hatred people can have in their hearts for their neighbors is often disturbing, bringing to question is it worth even staying here??/ the true misfortune is this is an america that was built by black people, for black people and white people to come together and create a more efficient future. the news is a constant reminder of how far we have fallen off course.
a little over a week ago hillary clinton addressed the world’s assumptions and officially announced her run for president of the united states in the next upcoming election by going viral.
the well crafted video captures americans of all walks aspiring for one thing, familial security. hillary formally makes her candidacy public at the end, closing with the advert “hillary for america.” the “H” in hillary is based in an american blue in juxtaposition to a red arrow stretched across it. i AM not really sure what to take away from hillary’s statement but, this video does not have me sold, and neither does the fact that it took her so long to actually enter the race despite, practically the whole world’s assumption.
whatever i was supposed to take away doesn’t really matter much because, i probably will not vote for hillary anyway. i AM a registered independent, who is socially conservative in a financially democratic situation. Continue reading