Last night I went to bed and cried.
I thought the kitchen table conversations I overheard between my mother and grandmother about how cruel whites are towards blacks were over. To my dismay they are not. It is unfortunate that I am beginning to wonder if my fellow African Americans want those conversations to be over. Isn’t that what post-racism is about?
In 2009, I can walk on a bus and sit anywhere I please. I am told by the liberals that I owe this to the Democratic Party.
In 2009, certainly I would have to search high and low in a Macy’s department store for that “colored” rest room. Hurry up, I need to find it. Afrocity’s gotta pee.
Didn’t we elect a black man as our president? Aren’t two little black girls swing setting in front of the White House while a Portuguese Water Dog is eating caviar and slurping Evian Water from George Washington’s spit bowl?
What’s going on? CNN is running it BLACKS IN AMERICA PART 432. What is this nostalgia for the pre-civil rights days that is plaguing liberals?
The hyped up ideological importance that has been given to race and gender over the last two years is proof that we have issues in America. Of course we do. We are not alone in this. Take a look at the women protesters in Iran. Where ever there is difference, there will be division and conflict. That can be differences in skin color, class, gender, religious beliefs etc. It is also human nature.
When confronted by Sarah Palin women, particularly those who identified themselves as feminists faced the uncomfortable questions of gender loyalty. Again I ask, as women are we more unified by gender than we are divided by political ideologies, race, class, or religious beliefs? Judging from the woman on woman criticism waged towards Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton, I would answer that question with a qualified NO.
Yes we are all women but we are individuals.
While one woman was raised by devout Baptist minister in Texas, a man who spent his Saturdays standing on I-35 with huge posters of bloodied aborted fetuses; another woman may have been raised by an atheist single mom, who grew medicinal herbs in her Brooklyn brownstone window box, while working a day job at Planned Parenthood in Queens. Both women share identical genitalia in the sense that yes they pee sitting down, and they have a vagina. Does it mean that they will be best buds, trading feminist cards over gazpacho and tapas? No.
I am African American, which makes me a person of color. President Barack Obama is Kenyan American, which makes him a person of color. In generic terms, we are both black.
I am a conservative. Barack Obama is not.
Can someone please explain to me why people assume that I voted for him? The only ones who don’t are PUMAs and my Republican friends.
No one asks me if I am an Obama supporter because they see my skin color and assume that I am a liberal and a Democrat. They also assume that I am voting for Obama because he is black- like me. Just once I would like someone to ask me what my political affiliation is- just once. I should not hold my breath because it will never happen. When faced with the raving Obamabot who bashes Sarah Palin in front of me or calls Hillary Clinton a post menopausal racist, there is this temptation on my part to blurt out “I AM A REPUBLICAN” . Scrap the temptation part. I have done it. What happens? The O-bot launches verbal attacks against anything that comes from my mouth, they assume that I supported Bush, they assume that I am pro-life. In effect they put up a shield. Or they attempt to convert me to liberalism.
No one leaves the party of ass without ripped clothing and hoof prints on their backs. No one leaves without being stalked by the well meaning friend who checks up on you.
“Did you hear Obama’s press conference last night?”
“Yes, the one that was about health care? I saw it.”
“Isn’t Obama great? And my gawd what is happening to black people in this country. Racial profiling in 2009, I mean come on. “
“Well, I do not believe it was racial profiling, just an unfortunate event that was exploited by Barack Obama as a means to distract from the issue of health care.”
“I do not agree with that. Having Obama as president has proves that we still have problems with racism. Look at the nasty things he and his wife faced from right wing extremists like Sarah Palin- yelling KILL HIM at McCain rallies. I know that you are a Republican but surely you must agree that the party only attacks Obama out of deep seated fear of change and diversity.”
“ Hmm, I don’t see it that way. What I do know is that every since Obama’s inauguration, I have found is myself talking about blacks and being black more than I ever have in my entire life. What I am seeing now is blacks being portrayed as victims of society again. I did not realize how oppressive it is to be black until Obama reminded me of it.”
Sorry readers, I can’t go on anymore. I have an underground railroad train to catch.
Autographed Letter Signed,