REMEMBERING THE BEGINNING: WELL DAMN…
It hasn’t been a month and they are already trying to deconstruct this man’s character. Really, he wasn’t born in the U.S.? Where’s his birth certificate? Really. And people think that racism is dead. Hell naw! Oh and that cartoon killing a monkey, the monkey who writes the stimulus bills, it’s implied but still recognizable you racist bastards.
AND STILL HE RISES
He’s doesn’t respond and I wonder why? Oh that’s right—he has a job to do. Straight off the win and onto getting healthcare for everyone. Oh and trying to get this whack ass economy back on its feet. I don’t know how he will do it but he keeps me hopeful. He’s keeping me focused too on the bigger picture.
WHAT HE DIDN’T HAVE TO SAY
One of the most inspiring images in the black community is the unwavering stance of a black man.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I see you and I hear your silence Mr. President. So today, when I struggle at my job, feeling the pressure of judgments around me—“you’re too young”, “but you’re black”, “you can’t do that, can you?”—I’ll remember what you’ve done. I’ll remember that they are going to come for me no matter what because they see an amazing light glowing over me, and they don’t understand it, nor do they want to see it grow more. Great thing is, it’s not up to them. It’s up to me.
Thank you, Mr. President.