Race in America
After years of stirring the racial inequality pot White House propaganda paid off. Post-Obama America is angry and divided. We got more than we bargained for after politicizing every incident involving law enforcement to paint an unrealistic portrait of race in America that led us to the current uproar over what happened at a Philadelphia Starbucks coffee shop.
Anger over Trump is an easy excuse to turn us into a nation of white supremacists. Incidents like a death at a Charlottesville, Virginia white nationalist rally fanned the flames. Using this tragedy to turn us into a racially intolerant nation was an easy transition for liberal politicians. Renewed calls to take down confederate monuments gained traction. If there is any chance that erasing history will end America’s racial pain it might be worth a try, but history also tells us that all this will do is open the door to more problems. Why? Race in America is one of our most valuable political issues.
The Race in America category is about how our government and society respond to racial differences. Has a distorted view of racial issues made politicians America’s real race problem?
America’s civil rights leaders have a problem. They can’t solve it because success is not an option. If they ever get what they want they will become relics, a part of history. That means no notoriety, no claim to political office, no fame, and no money.
Sponsor Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) calls it the No Federal Funding for Confederate Symbols Act. H.R. 3660 would more appropriately be titled the Monuments to Slavery Bill.
Before he introduced the new legislation to the House on August 18, 2017 Rep. Espaillat joined Congressman Dwight Evans to announce the purpose:
Federal Funds Should Not Support Monuments to Slavery or White Supremacy.
There is an enormous contradiction in African American anger at the institutions many in urban communities rely on to survive. The riots this week in Charlotte aren’t about police shootings or oppression. Neither were the violent outbreaks in Ferguson or Baltimore.
Keeping the streets safe is becoming impossible because of cowardly Democratic politics that bows to activists to keep the votes coming in. If we can’t tolerate police using force against criminals of color, then we should stop policing communities where race is more important than the law.