There always seems to be some sort of confusion anytime I see someone trying to rationalize a Donald Trump Supporter. There's always an excuse for the reason they voted for him and always some pundit on CNN trying to legitimize Trump supporter's reasoning for continuing to back him despite the fact that he seems to be going against everything that these so called disenfranchised, white working class American's need to feel like they are getting a fair shake in the world again.
Bare with me right now. I'm coming to you live from the living room, and it's been a while since I've posted anything. I promised myself that I would commit to writing again once my heart was back into it and although my heart may be back into it, I'm sure to be rusty. If there's one thing this past year has taught me, it's that the game has changed. What game is it that I'm speaking about? The game of life, the game of reality.
We hear it all the time, everytime something negative happens in society and minorities, along with the poor and downtrodden riot, we hear "Why do they have to destroy things? Why can't they protest peacefully? Don't they realize that their message and pleas are being lost amongst all the violence and destruction?" As if people weren't peacefully expressing their disdain and their issues before the riot began. Now we have a man, Colin Kaepernick, who is potentially sacrificing his pro football career and endorsements doing just that, protesting peacefully, and people still have an issue with it.
This past week marked the 2016 Republican National Convention and boy let me tell you, what a unbelievable show it was. An unbelievble show of a dangerous, racist, nationalist sentiment that has always been in America, but picked this stage to make a grand appearance on a national stage. The vitriol that spewed from the mouths of former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani and Sheriff David Clarke is just a bit of the disgusting legacy that America has decided to put on full view for the world to see.
In my last few posts, I’ve really tried to write about things other than race. I just didn't want myself or my blog to be pinned down as someone or something that revolves around racial issues, but one that tends to cover many different aspects of life. I wanted the blog to speak about many different interests in life and how they all tend to play a role in my every day thinking and how I view the world. But you know what I have discovered?
They say education is the key to everything. Education is supposed to pave the way for freedom, a better life financially, more opportunities and a brighter future for America when it comes to the world stage. We've been given scenarios and told what would happen if we fail to take advantage of educational opportunities but what happens when the educational system itself fails us? What recourse do we take when the very institutions that we had hoped would mold the young minds of our children, instead have begun to condition their minds for mediocrity and failure?