Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. King said that he had a dream that “…even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression,will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.” That infamous speech was given during the march on Washington on August 28, 1963. Even if you were not one of the 200,000 people marching on the Washington Mall, you read about it in every newspaper. If you turned on the news any night during the’60’s there would inevitably be a story about racial discrimination and the civil rights movement.
During his inaugural address on Jan. 14, 1963, newly elected Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace vowed “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”
Over 50 years later, we are still experiencing intolerable injustice, oppression, and violence committed against the Black community.
Who could forget the 1991 video of the Rodney King beating?
Police are no longer beating Black men,they are shooting them! These are just a few examples:
Black Lives Matter is the direct response to this outrageous violence, inflicted by the very people charged with bringing order. Violence against Blacks existed during the days of slavery. More than 150 years has passed since the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation and we are still dealing with intolerable cruelty and oppression of Blacks in America.
As the country languishes over these repeated outrageous examples of hatred, we find ourselves desperate for a way to limit, and resolve this criminal behavior by those charged with enforcing the law. We need a strong leader to guide us in healing these open wounds.
Instead of healing our wounds, Donald Trump is making them worse. Instead of being a calming influence he incites violence. The Ohio county chair for Donald Trump resigned yesterday after making racist remarks in a live interview. Kathy Miller, who was coordinating Trump’s campaign in the crucial Mahoning County, told The Guardian on Wednesday that there was no racism in the U.S. until Obama became president. “I don’t think there was any racism until Obama got elected. We never had problems like this … Now, with the people with the guns, and shooting up neighborhoods, and not being responsible citizens, that’s a big change, and I think that’s the philosophy that Obama has perpetuated on America,” she said.
“If you’re black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault. You’ve had every opportunity, it was given to you,” she told The Guardian. “You’ve had the same schools everybody else went to. You had benefits to go to college that white kids didn’t have. You had all the advantages and didn’t take advantage of it. It’s not our fault, certainly.”
While Miller has apologized, and resigned, the problem persists.Trump hasn’t said he disagreed with Miller, or found her remarks offensive. The problem is that Miller is an example of the type of person who would support Trump.
Hillary has come under fire recently for referring to people who support Trump as “deplorable.”
Hillary explained that the problem is that Trump “lifts up” these type of racists…these deplorable people. Miller may have resigned and she may have apologized, but she is a specific example of one of Trump’s supporters who is deplorable.