Imagine yourself as a regular white commentator on Fox news, MSNBC, or the New York Times — maybe a paid pundit, maybe a supposed expert in some area, maybe just an opinionated billionaire. You weigh in on a major racially motivated political issue happening across the country, making strong predictions of disaster. The protests by African Americans after white police officers wrongfully gun them down, you declare, will cause soaring violence and disasters if not suppressed; the callousness of the US Federal Bureau’s forensic lies that wrongfully cost innocent African Americans lives, you declare, is not entirely a reason for the high incarceration rates in Black communities; integrating white controlled police forces in Black neighborhoods, you declare, is “reverse-discrimination” and will cause high crime inflation; the importance of a common core to give every American child a chance and give the truly talented the opportunities to make America better, you declare, “our children are not interested.”
But nothing you predict or surmise is actually based on facts or objectivity. And you know it. So what do you do?
You might admit that you were wrong about marijuana – that it actually helps your little five-year old angel whom God refused to bless with good health; you might admit that the War on Drugs was actually a War on African Americans, and you might just admit too, that white cops in African American neighborhoods do look like a Nazi Occupying Force in Tanzania – you might even admit that Tanzanians ought to fight back and deserve to fight back; and you might try to figure out why white cops have come to occupy Black neighborhoods as such.
But almost nobody – none of you – does that; we live in a white America of unacknowledged lies and brutality.
Alternatively, you might insist that sinister forces are covering up the bright and cheerful reality of America’s multi-ethnic or multiracial – call it what you will – reality. Quite a few well-known pundits are, or at some point were “racism falsers” claiming that the world’s sociologists were lying about the pace of racial advancement in America. There have also been many prominent liberals, the New York Times leading the mouthpiece-pack, declaring that the sight of Barack Hussein Obama in the White House is not but one cooking in the book, that the policies of America are moving it towards an integrated United States of America, and so on.
Finally, there’s a third option: Those who pretend that they didn’t make the predictions of a backward America if Black America arose – if Barack Hussein Obama really became president. I see that a lot when it comes to people who issued dire warnings about America’s future in the hands of a Black man, and now claim that they did no such thing. Where you are bound to see it most, however, is on jobs creation and healthcare. Obamacare is working better for white people than even its Black supporters expected — but its white enemies say that the good news proves nothing, because nobody predicted anything different. The jobs market for white people in America has not been better since the white man, Ronald Reagan, left office. Companies, owned by white men have not raked in more profit than now. Everywhere African Americans look, white America’s future has not been any more certain.
But read the New York Times, the Washington Post, and woe betides you if you should watch anything on FOX, pictures of criminal Black men are peppered on these publications over and over. As if white men commit no crimes in America? You would have to go back to the seventeenth century to find a guilty white man! Before Ray Rice, white men beat their wives, before Adrian Peterson, white men beat their children, before Floyd Mayweather, white men were hailed for boasting and pumping their chests after every victory over another white man. But somehow, Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice became the posture criminals for domestic violence in white controlled media. Yet, white men still beat their wives and children!
And, somehow, more than 76 percent of white America hopes that Manny Pacquiao, a Filipino, who, if not for boxing, and for the fact that he stands to challenge a Black man in America in a fair sport that is ever so dominated by African American men, would otherwise have been chased, beaten and locked up in jail like any Black man struggling to make ends meet in America.
The answer to a rising Black America is not disaster! Rather, it is hope. A hope for a moral country. A hope for a godly United States of America, devoid of sycophants, hypocrites and terrorists. A hope where all Americans can have equal opportunity and fair treatment under the law.
That is what we have seen under President Barack Hussein Obama – more than any US President to date!
He is a Black man. He is African American! And if only he ruled the world for long.