Why is it that among African Americans anyone who does not support the Democrats or liberal causes is labeled a sell-out, or a ‘self-loathing’ black person? Are we not as diverse in our thinking as other groups? We should really avoid chastising each-other for thinking differently. Instead we should appreciate and celebrate our wonderfully diverse community. We should welcome diverse perspectives as an asset, not a liability. The more we do this, the faster we will grow as a community and attain mainstream success in America.
Case in point; many were quick to chastise the pastors who opened the door for Donald Trump’s message to the black community; but where are those same people when it comes time to chastising the murderers in Chicago that are killing people? When it comes to Donald Trump though, it seems there is a special kind of disrespect. People hate Trump so much – and by default some of his black surrogates – that the discussion gets overheated before we even get a chance to discuss the issues. Now, I’m not going to pretend that Trump hasn’t been a magnate for controversy, whether intentionally or not, but surely we don’t all have to lose our heads just because something outrageous that might have been said by a candidate on the campaign trail.