Just because Obama is President…

Just because Obama is President….doesn’t mean that racism doesn’t exist. Just in case there was any confusion behind the concept that we live in a racially motivated society that has a systematic form of racism that has operated for years in the institutions of this country. It appears to be the non-minority’s answer to societal problems, the fact that we have a Black president… must mean everyone has to stop worrying about whether or not we live in a racist society. Um, wrong…. one position does not eradicate racism and further more, look at the types of comments, plans and even political strategies that have come into focus during his office. I am not talking politics people, I am talking about his race being an automatic deterrent for working together, acceptance and support that would benefit the American people.

These sorts of covert prejudices are celebrated on days like Thanksgiving and other Americanized holidays that celebrate power over other races, violence, hostile takeover and even stereotypical rhetoric. Indians wear feathers, Black people sag their pants, and White people wear professional business suits; except for Obama of course. So in response to the ongoing ignorance of many people in society that feel that Americans are now color blind because Obama is in office, I say I solute you for carrying on the same crap message that America has attempted to betray for hundreds of years. You know that image, that America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. The one that says that we are a hard working society where dreams are possible for all people alike; all men are created equal. It is the same mask we wear when we occupy other nations and help them “fix” whats wrong while we have our own people starving, undereducated, homeless, without medical coverage, unemployed, struggling and poverty stricken. Or while we have the little people doing the back breaking work while the real paychecks go to the man sitting in an office behind a desk, planning where he will drive his new jag for lunch. Sounds like slavery to me.

 

So in response to the incredible amounts of racism, classism, sexism, ageism and prejudices that we love to celebrate, I am imagining I should put on a witch hat tomorrow with a feather in it, sag my pants while eating a turkey leg; with a sign that says “I am an American”. Stay tuned, pictures coming.

 


 

  • http://twitter.com/stanchaz stan chaz

    I am thankful this Thanksgiving for the fact that we have Barack Obama as President of the United States -and- as a viable candidate for re-election (as opposed to the sorry sorry set of rivals on the other side). Thank you Mr. President : your heart, your values, and your basic decency are all in the right place. But… your hands are tied. Unfortunately they were tied by us, the electorate…..by not providing you with a Congress that you can work with. Instead, you have a don’t-tax-the-1%-do-nothing Congress that battles you at every turn, while the people suffer.  God, they don’t EVEN let you pass your own appointments. It’s not Tea-publican gridlock,  it’s Tea-publican sabotage. Heck, it’s Tea-publican TREASON. And then they try to pin the blame on Mr. Obama. These people have no shame…or else its been purchased by those who can afford to do so. Thankfully, Occupy Wall Street is part of an emerging grass-roots evolution…a down-to-to-earth change …a change that will help us to re-elect the President AND to give him a more progressive Congress. Therefore, this Thanksgiving I am thankful and grateful that you are the President Mr. Obama! And I wish you well. You STILL give me hope.

  • Meia

    Oh Lawd have mucy….you did NOT go there girl…LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!  I love this.   I don’t practice the holidays and have not for 7 years or more as I found them to be rather offensive.  Thanksgiving..giving thanks….it seemed to me for breaching every single contract that was made with the Indigenous tribes of America…and to see where too many of them are…it makes me sort of sick.  And funny too, I got rapped up with some older cousins of mine to have Thanksgiving dinner with them (Goddess forbid!!) but they are in their 60′s so I went.  (Of course I got called, I am the only one with a car – silly me!!!!)  But I found it interesting that when I engaged them as to what this holiday is about, or let me say the energy behind the history of this holiday, they were not particularly interested.  I wasn’t surprised…this sort of blindness is what has led us into all this mess.  But I do march on.  Next year will be a resounding NO… take a bus like everyone else.  And yea..maybe I will find my witch hat and buy some baggy pants and put a feather in the hat as well!!  LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/RevCrystal.Blanton Crystal Blanton

      Now that sounds like a story worth writing, lol!!  I love those older family members that rope us into a bit of chaos.  

  • Serenity

    I think it’s gotten worse because folks who kept it inside are allowing it come oozing through their pores.

  • Geemmanuel

    I happen to be of Indian origin and now I am an American and I think America is still the greatest nation in the world and an exceptional country that was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and beliefs. Were some people back then or now racist of course, it exisit in every society even in the country where I came from they just called it a Caste system and it also exists in Africa and every other country between africans and African-americans. Are we prefect no but neither were the Jews but God still chose them as His people.

    As for Thanksgiving it a a great American tradition did they pilgrims make mistakes sure they did but the Indians weren’t exactly saints themselves killing each other’s tribe members long before the white man came along. It is a great American tradition when the nation gets together and gives thanks to God for all His bountiful blessings.

    The problem is not the white man but the heart of man but God says in His word that he will give you heart of flesh in place of the heart of stone you now have. Don’t be fooled by the devil stop worshipping nature and creation and worship the one true God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who created all things. Jesus Christ His only Son who died for the sins of the world so that if you believe you may become right with God by His death, His sacrifice and blood on the Cross and His Resurrection from the dead.

    I am shocked by the character assasinations I see here on these pages of people who disagree with Obama and people who blindly follow him no realizing thta you are the ones being hurt by his policies. They don’t become racist automatically just because they don’t agree with his ideologies, after all it was their vote not your’s alone that put him in office in the first place, so shame on you for all that racist talk. God judges the heart not just your actions. You sin will find you out. Come now and confess your sins to God and He will wash away all your sins which are like scarlet and make you white as snow! Was God racist for saying this too… I thiink not so take off your “colored glasses” and start seeing things in the beauty and the colors that God made them all.

    I have some that they may have life, you will die in your sins if you do not believe in me - Jesus Christ

    • http://www.patheos.com Star Foster

      I’m giving you a warning. Proselytizing is not tolerated here.

    • http://www.facebook.com/RevCrystal.Blanton Crystal Blanton

      If I had the power to remove you I would.  You are a prime example of why I write and share my experiences here.  Read on, and hopefully you can learn something.  


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