Despite the struggles and sacrifices, systemic discrimination, entrenched racism and electoral fraud exist to the present moment, but most of us have been brainwashed into believing the Civil Rights movement brought freedom, liberty and democracy to Black America. Because the old propaganda tricks which have been used to delude the U.S. masses throughout the history of the country are still employed to this day. Blacks are forced to engage in a relentless exercise of psychological warfare with those who insist on creating a white savior pathos, from Jesus to Tarzan. And sometimes Blacks lose the battle and themselves. That is why I write about race.
I don’t write about race to disparage whites or to pour salt on old wounds. I am deeply aware of the contributions whites have made and many still make in order to secure the fundamental rights of others. There have always been those who played a prominent, active, supportive and moral role. I needed to make the acknowledgement because I write about race, unapologetically, historically and realistically.
I write about race because it shaped our founding and is the heartbeat of this nation. The election of Barack Obama struck at the very foundations of the racial impulses and offenses which are a part of our nation's DNA.
I write about race because whites who make the headlines and the newscasts are those who resist civil rights most blatantly and aggressively.
I write so racist fools like Richard Cohen don’t simply get a free pass to be insulting and insinuating just because they can.
I write about race because of my grandson, who constantly searches for an image of himself and at just seven years old, has already decided that his country is hate-filled and intolerant.
I write about race for him and anyone else who can confront truth and honesty about who and why we are.