It is an amazing thing to watch at mu age after having personally meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seeing all the civil rights struggles and marches, and watching Black people be spit on when we visited the south by white supremacists. My parents worked hard to give their family a great life, educate us, and promise we would rise above all the hatred being directed at people of Blacks, immigrants, Jews, even Catholics back then and more. We saw pictures of Black men being hung and their genitals being cut off and put in jars We cried when we got older and could not trace our family line the way Europeans who were not even natives of this land sold our Black relatives into slavery and destroyed our family ancestral lines,
And when 400 years of hangings and beatings were not enough, America moved into the JM CROW PHASE AND MANIPULATED BLACKS AND CONTINUED TO CRUCIFY US.
Do not tell me I do not know about institutional racism. I remember moving to California 30 years ago from the East Coast and giving up a prestigious job with the awesome Aetha Life and Casualty Company at their corporate office. I was on trace with several others to be on tract eventually for a Vice President position. Out of the stupidity of love and because my mother had suddenly died, I ran away from Hartford, CT to start a new life. HOW STUPID OF ME.
BUT I BELIEVED in America and my talents and brilliance. I felt I could make it anywhere. Today in 2017 I tell you I could not handle the racist crap going on in this country propelled by the hateful rhetoric of DONALD TRUMP. When I was young, idealistic, working at the Aetna, knowing I was headed to the top, I believed in America. Sure I saw racism there but nothing like what I see today and over the last 15 years.
Ironically when working for the Aetna I lived in a predominantly white community called GLASTONBURY. IT WAS LIKE A NORMAL ROCKWELL EXPERIENCE. MY HUSBAND AND I WERE ONLY OF A HANDFUL OF BLACKS WHO LIVED THERE. EVERYONE KNEW US. No one taunted us. WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?
AMERICA IS GROWING MORE RACIST THEN THE DAY THEY PUT A BULLET IN KING’S HEAD, MOWED MALCOLM DOWN THROUGH A CONSPIRACY, THE MURDER OF MEDGAR EVERS WHOSE DAUGHTER I HAVE MET. I have seen so much and DONALD TRUMP IS THE NEW GRAND WHIZARD.
Businesses who are now working away from TRUMP, LEAVING HIS COMMISSION, are insulted by TRUMP.
As someone said last night, how can TRUMP HEAL HATE WHEN HE HAS SO MUCH HATE IN HIS HEART.