Because I am a busy person and not a professional blogger I have remained silent on soooooo many issues. Things that I have had opinions about but have chosen to hold my tongue, but on this I cannot! Donald Trump has been saying the most denigrating, disrespectful, bigoted things about so many people but he has gotten a pass. A pass why......because in 2015/2016 racism is still very much alive. It is buried deep in the hand shakes and the congratulations and the thank yous but it is there non-the-less. It is there and they want to keep it in the background but real recognizes real, we see it for what it is. A hidden taboo that no one wants to believe still exists 400 years later. They keep it hidden and the minute we, minorities, express our love for who we are, who our ancestors were, what we have become. As soon as we express that love, mind you we don't denigrate anyone else, but as soon as we express the love for who we are, who our ancestors were, embrace our culture, we are condemned and called racist.
There is nothing racist in what Beyonce did at half time during Superbowl 50, she simply embraced her love for being black, African American, or whatever they call us now because they don't consider us Americans, still, now, in 2016. She embraced her love for who she is and that was called racist. Really, do your research and realize what we as a people suffered for 400 years and then get back to me. We are not allowed to embrace who we are but Donald Trump, out on the campaign trail running for president can spew the most hateful bigoted words and he gets a pass. American people your true colors are showing, be careful because America is in every since of the word a melting pot. Don't let those colors shine so bright because we see you, not just black people but minorities all across the nation. You are happy as long as we are submissive, complacent, and allow you to have control. But this is not your world, a higher power controls this and your inadequacies should not mean the oppression of others. Get over yourselves and embrace the power of artistic expression and really acknowledge the fact that while Beyonce's message was a message of self awareness and empowerment. Donald Trump's expression has been bigotry at it's finest, he has been given a pass because he is a white rich male in America and the words he has spewed against minorities and women have been deplorable but yet he gets a pass.
Beyonce has not disrespected one person in Formation or during the halftime show but she is boycotted.........really because she embraced who she is and believes like so many of us that all people should be treated the same, with respect and dignity. In 2016 minorities still have to express ourselves and have to believe in ourselves because people so like Mr. Giuliani believe that us embracing our blackness means disrespecting other races and cultures and that is just not true. He showed his ignorance and so have others who don't understand or are uneducated to what is really being proclaimed. We forgive you for that but we ask you to take another look. Minorities don't dislike cops or white people, minorities dislike injustice, intolerance, ignorance, and anyone who believes we cannot express ourselves because we are other than white, not black but other than white. So I implore you all, get educate, know American history and understand what the artist or anyone is trying to express before you judge, living in that ivory castle that you have lived in for hundreds of thousands of years.