Thursday, January 17, 2008

Leatha.... on Obama

Hi Pat:

I don't quite understand black people's love for "Slick Willie" Bill Clinton who on his watch gave us NAFTA, three strikes you're out, longer prison terms for crack cocaine than powdered cocaine simply because more BLACK people used crack. More black men were incarcerated under William Jefferson Clinton than at any other time. Under Clinton's watch, Troops were sent to Serbia to quench the disturbance there, but none were sent to Rwanda. The list of wrongs is long, but much to my amazement black people had the audacity to anoint this person as the First Black President simply because he frequently rubbed elbows with Blacks in social settings and played the saxophone with Black musicians. We are very sick indeed as a people and the plantation looms large.

Bob Johnson, the former owner of BET, which I unapologetically named Buffoon Entertainment Television and seldom made part of my television agenda then--and now for that matter--had the audacity to wrap his verbal garbage sale around his "love" for the Clintons while attempting to tarnish Senator Obama. If Black people's minds were in the right place, Johnson would not be a billionaire, but ashamed to show his sorry face anywhere in the Black community.

Black women seem to forget that the white feminist movement has never included us. In fact, white women seized advantage of the Civil Rights Movement and became the new minority and, thus, ended up with the plum jobs and black females were again left in the cold. When Roland S. Martin, WVON radio, personally telephoned some of the prominent white feminists to ask them to commit to defending Rutgers female basketball team against the venom spewed by Don Imus, none would speak out.

Personally, I am a proud Obama supporter because it is my wish that a black president and his family finally reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC.

1 comment:

Stephen said...

Leatha,
Your comments were brilliant! Simply brilliant! Black folks are coming out to support Hillary, and it's sad. I jokingly told Josiah over a month ago that Obama would lose because too many Sisters are supporting Hillary! The reporters on the cable networks are now saying that the Black female vote could sway the election to Hillary! Wow! I applaud you for having the courage to stand up and tell it like it is!

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