Sunday, September 20, 2009
Last week President Carter said that alot of white americans are against President Obama, because he is black and that these same individuals don't feel that a black man is qualified to lead this great country. Unfortunately, he is right. I have viewed the different news media outlets regarding their take on President Carters comments and you have a lot of conservatives that have literally stated that President Carter was wrong for doing this. Every since President Obama has been in office, they have reported everything and anything about this president which has nothing to do with his policies and how it affects everyday americans. Example....a photo of President Obama feet on his desk, President Obama and his Blackberry, Michelle Obama wearing shorts, President Obama speaking at a school and more. This is totally ridiculous! No other president in my lifetime has endured this much scrutiny as President Obama. Other Presidents of the past have visited schools and you didn't hear about the all the negative attacks and media coverage that lasted for over a week. Every since President Obama has been elected President of the United States of America, I have gone to different major websites, blogs and viewed some of the comments that have been made against President Obama. I literally couldn't believe it....people would make comments that had nothing to do with an article....it was just blatant racism....using the "N" word was mild compared to what I have read. Words that I have never thought of in my life against anyone. If you don't believe what I am telling you.....check it out for yourself. It is really scary to know that you have ignorant and stupid people that are so ignorant and stupid. Over the past six months I have spoken to many whites and blacks regarding racism and this president. Overwhelmingly the black americans feel that a lot of this negativity is racially motivated. The white americans I discussed this with have said the same thing....but the white americans feel that a lot of this racist attitude is coming from wealthy white americans. I personally believe that this is coming from the low to the upper class in this country. We all know that racism exists and it always will. We as a country can not and should not tolerate racism in this country to the degree that it hinders our great nation from progression. How can we become a greater nation if we are so ignorant and stupid to base our feelings about someone because of the color of their skin? We should all be focusing on coming together as a nation and treating another human being the same way we would want to be treated. We all have a whole lot more to contend with that is more important such as health care, education, economy and so much more. United We Stand, Divided We Fall. So tell me..which is more important? Trying to better our lives or being a racist. Don't forget this is America...not White or Black America. As President Obama would say....God Bless You and God Bless America!