Monday, March 19, 2012

Racism is Alive and Well in America

Somehow we thought that by electing the first Black President, we finally put some of our racial bigotry behind us.  I wish that I could say that it was so.  It seems as if there are more and more racist statements that are being directed towards our President, including still questioning his place of birth.
 One of which surfaced in the form of a bumper-sticker. It said: “Don’t Re-Nig in 2012”. It had a picture of President Obama on it.  How disgusting!
 And just last month, an unarmed African-American teen, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed by a 28 year old white man, named George Zimmerman. Trayvon’s only weapon appeared to be a bag of “Skittles”, which he purchased for his brother just minutes before he was confronted by Zimmerman, who thought he looked “suspicious”. Zimmerman has not been charged.
 And, of course, the VoterID laws which are popping up, and are being directed at minorites. What happened to the Right to Vote?
And this is just one small piece of the puzzle. We should all be appalled.

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