I heard a local talk radio host supporting Trump. He said, he just hasn’t seen racism coming out of this White House. I could point out statements some of Trump’s appointees have said. I will instead focus just on Donald Trump.
In the 1980’s back when Trump
owned casinos in Atlantic City,
managers knew he didn’t like black employees.
That meant that when Donald and Ivana
came to the casino, the bosses would order
all the black people off the floor.
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission
fined the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino $200,000
because managers would remove African-American
card dealers at the request of a certain big-spending gambler.
Donald Trump and his KKK rally attending dad
were successfully sued twice for racial discrimination
by the Justice Department because they wouldn’t rent to blacks.
When Trump addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition
he tried to relate to the crowd by invoking the stereotype
of Jews as talented and cunning businesspeople.
Trump said, “I’ve got black accountants at
Trump Castle and at Trump Plaza.
Black guys counting my money! I hate it.
The only kind of people I want counting my money
are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”
Trump talked about a black employee being lazy.
He said it’s probably not his fault because laziness
is a trait in blacks and not anything they can control.
In 1989, Trump purchased ads calling
for the death penalty for the “Central Park Five,”
four black men and one Latino man
accused of rape who were later
exonerated thanks to DNA evidence.
Trump never apologized for accusing them.
He was still insisted they were guilty
during the 2016 presidential election.
He got press insisting America’s first black president
was Kenyan and not really born in the United States.
He started off his campaign calling Mexicans rapists.
He stated that a judge couldn’t rule on him fairly
in a case because the judge had Mexican heritage.
He trashed a Gold Star family because they were Muslim.
He talked about Africa and said the residents all live in huts.
He claimed the residents of Haiti all had AIDS.
At a meeting Trump expressed surprised to learn
that it is mostly white people who are on welfare.
At a meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus,
Trump asked the elected officials if they knew Ben Carson.
When the members said, no, Trump expressed surprise.
It was as if Trump thought all blacks knew one another.
Trump claimed, there were really good people
on the Nazi White Supremacist side in Charlottesville.
He said, Puerto Ricans were losers who wanted handouts
after their island have been devastated by a hurricane.
He called, Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas”
when he suppose to be honoring Navajo code talkers.
Most recently, Trump decided to disrespect
lots of foreign nations all in one fall swoop..
He referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and certain nations
in Africa as “shithole countries” during a meeting
with lawmakers in the Oval Office.
And he added that the United States should
admit more people from places like Norway.
Many people are calling this the final
straw that broke the camel’s back.
It wouldn’t have broken the camel’s back
had not the heavy weight of so many
other straws not already been there.
If this isn’t actually Trump’s final straw
how much more racism from him will it take?
Racism is the very last thing that
will ever make America great again.
“Our true nationality is mankind.” – H.G. Wells
-“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.”
-Joseph Fort Newton