Sunday, April 5, 2009

Thank you Mr. President

I am a man who believes education is the single most important ingredient necessary to neutralize those forces that breed poverty and despair. Certainly as an African American I know the misery of both and understand that this was/is by design as a result of colonization impose upon people of African heritage dating back to the day the first human cargo landed on the shores of Jamestown, Virginia. What that means is the law of the land. Hence, I have come to understand that education although important is not the most serious problem we face in trying to survive in this place the slaves called “merica”. I submit that the most serious impediment to our survival is the “LAW” – the criminal justice system.

Therefore, I say thank you Mr. President for being a principled man of integrity making me and dare I say a people proud to have witnessed a sea change in the consciousness of America. I believe his presidency will in affect balance the scales of justice thereby giving African Americans something that we have never encountered in the history of this nation, which is fair dealing as it relates to the “law” - but it is far more significant than that. Let me explain.

First he will, possibility, have an opportunity to appoint three or more Supreme Court Justices who will more than likely not be conservative in their approach or assessment of an opinion. Let me add that an appointment to the bench is for life and will effect generations correcting many injustices - long-term. Secondly, and more importantly, he has appointed Mr. Eric Holder to head the Department of Justice who is the first African American head and leader of this critical agency. I believe this will produce immediate relief for a people, and black men in particular, who find that justice usually means “just-us”.

So I say again, thank you Mr. President.



Anonymous said...

I was just so excited that he is a black man. Never looked at it from this perspective. Hmmm

Now I know that my children will have a fair shake or the possibility of live being fairer.

Anonymous said...

I agree...