Letter writers, stop accusing President Obama of widening the racial divide because, from the beginning of American history, it was the white race who widened the gap by purposely dividing themselves from the red, brown, yellow and black races.
Remember the Indians who were imprisoned on reservations because the whites considered them too savage to live among? Remember the Mexicans, whose land was taken soon after the Americans settled in California, and who, during the gold rush, were driven from the gold mines because they were considered foreigners on the land of their birth? Remember during that same period in history, the California Indian families, who were mercilessly slaughtered by those who wanted to explore their land for gold? Remember how the Chinese, who performed wondrous feats during the building of the transcontinental railroad that connected our country, were persecuted and abused?
Let it be known that blacks don’t need President Obama to inform them blacks are being murdered by law enforcement agents at an alarming rate, or that flaunting the Confederate flag, a symbol of black oppression, is hurtful, or of the strategies concocted to deny blacks the right to vote, or of the determination to keep blacks on the welfare rolls, rather than share the jobs.
Rather than falsely accuse President Obama for the racial divide, read a history book, then look in the mirror and ask yourself, “What part have I played in the racial divide(s), either overtly, or covertly? The answer may be shocking.