Saturday, June 27, 2015
The Eulogy and the War on Black People
Good morning, family. Yesterday, President Obama delivered a moving eulogy honoring the life of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, slain Member of the South Carolina Senate and senior pastor at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. in Charleston. White supremacist terrorist Dylann Roof brutally slaughtered Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight other African Americans while they were attending Bible study at Mother Emanuel A.M.E.
No doubt, Obama is a brilliant orator and a symbol of progress. However, symbols alone are insufficient. Obama is the one who told us that "there is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America — there's the United States of America." The Charleston massacre is a cold blooded, gruesome reminder of how wrong the President was. In this great age of progress, America still is not a post-racial society. Unfortunately, America will never be one. Even as a black man occupies the White House, the relentless war against black people marches on with no end in sight.
Although the other victims have not even been laid to rest yet, Obama celebrates forgiveness. As good, little, loyal Negroes repeatedly forgive their oppressors, there will be more Travyon Martins, Jordan Daviss, Michael Browns, Freddie Grays, Walter Scotts and Clementa Pinckneys. Wake up! Wake the hell up from your deep slumber, black man, black woman!