It’s About Color, Not Character

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July 15, 2013 by Jan Stone

I’ve said since President Obama was elected the 44th President that all the divisiveness is about prejudice, racism and bigotry. Any name slapped onto the arguments that avoid or make it hard for Congress and town halls across the country to discuss issues are rooted in racial profiling. Any other reasoning is a bunch of hooey.

While proclaiming nothing has anything to do with our first African-American president, our country is at its least productive and some politicians revel in that. I’ve never heard the despicable “N” word used more often and with more glee. Even Hussein, the president’s middle name, can’t trump the color of his skin.

That the Emancipation Proclamation became law on January 1, 1893 is as irrelevant as June 10, 1963 when President Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act .

What’s missing? Aside from intelligence? OUTRAGE. Imagine all the children seeing their moms, dads, aunts, uncles and grandparents ranting and raving about people who would dare to solely judge anyone, even a president, by the color of his or her skin.

Salon nailed it today, and it’s worth re-reading, remembering, reminding and readily protesting repeatedly.

Speak out. Loudly. Rant. Rage. Make a difference every day. That’s how we change the world, and that’s why America was once so great.

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