Hello world! Will Race Destory America? Has Race Destoryed America? Or, Has America Ever Been?

Scarborough CreedThe plethora of extremist racial views that exist in our society should be cause for all to be alarmed. As of last week when new Attorney General Eric Holder called us a Nation of Cowards because of what may be perceived as a national tendency to avoid discussions on race deemed necessary to progress us to, well, America.

America never was America to me,” wrote poet Langston Hughes. The poem, written in 1938 addressed the disenfranchisement blacks, as a result of racism and the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, had experienced. Michelle Obama reiterated this old theme nearly 80 years later when, speaking in Wisconsin last February, she said: (for) the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country.

Holder’s iteration of this theme, yet again, reminds me of a novel or research paper in which the author subtly reintroduces his main point so that the author doesn’t forget it.

Can you imagine America without racism?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: