After Super Tuesday, it seems as if Donald Trump will have an opportunity to become the 45th President of the United States of America. Many might see this as a direct threat to Black America (as if there is no present threat), but I digress. An election of Trump to the highest office in the free World might be the best thing for Black people since 1863. Why?
It will wake Black people up.
The majority of Black people are figuratively sleep; as in unconscious. Unconscious to the oppression of systematic white supremacy. This unconsciousness (and white supremacy, for that matter) is the reason that Blacks own one half of one percent of all the wealth in America. A fact that has remained since…
There are more Black people incarcerated, on probation, and on parole than there were slaves in…
We (Black people) love to pretend that we live in a post-racial America in-between televised shootings of unarmed Black males. This is, as the aforementioned points illustrate, obviously not the case.
And it is, for this fact, Trump’s support is most shocking to the unconscious Negro. The white rallying cries for Trump by old and YOUNG white Americans exposes the collective white supremacist hate and vitriol towards Black Americans.
A Presidential election of a blatant racist bigot such as Donald J. Trump may just be the wake-up call for all sleepy Negros with individual power to use it while encouraging those without individual power to come together collectively.
…But then again if killing Black people dead in the street doesn’t spark the collective conscious of Black America to gather power, wealth, and influence, nothing will.
by Kendrick Payne