But what is this half-black, half-white president doing to resolve the issue? The answer is nothing, but fueling the issue with racial rhetoric.
Where is his request and plan to congress to invest in the issue? There hasn’t been one attempt by this president to address the racial issue with meaningful legislative reform programs other than to fuel the issue by exacerbating the flare-up of protests.
And as each of these racial problems surface in our cities, he criticizes every element of our society, but himself — the so-called leader of this nation.
What is the common thread in racial issues that Obama got in front of as they occurred? In Massachusetts with the Harvard professor, in Florida with Trayvon Martin and in Ferguson St. Louis — a rush to judgment with rhetoric without the facts. He was wrong on each of these issues and fueled racism, but more importantly did nothing constructively to address it.
These are the actions of a community organizer with the intent to inflame, not a President looking for solutions to reform and resolve. If this is not the case, why has there not been an Obama program to address this social issue with a bi-partisan legislative program, after all isn’t he a social progressive?
He talks about a Federal educational program to address what he sees as a problem with the police, a cultural reform and body cameras. He says the police need to do some soul searching as does a nation. How about you Mr. President to do some soul searching?
The recent eruption of violence in Baltimore, allegedly over the death of Freddie Martin while in police custody, is but another example of Obama’s rush to judgment without the facts in hand, but critical of the overall issue placing blame, once again without the facts, and rushing to judgment without a solution.
A black female Mayor of Baltimore, a Democrat, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake seemingly took a page from the Obama community organizing book of inflaming issues, by stating that her strategy was to give protestors ‘space to destroy,’ and destroy is what she got in her city.
It is a fact that 85 % of the arrests in Baltimore are blacks for all forms of criminal charges, a disproportional ratio to the rest of the community. However, we didn’t hear from the President the responsibility of this community to reform itself and live within the laws of the land. Nor, did we hear of a proposed Federal program from the president for cultural reform among blacks in those inner cities, of which his home town Chicago is the worst.
The most refreshing incident of the first night of riots in Baltimore came from a black single mom of 6, representative of many a family in this community, who spotted her son in a mask hurling rocks at the police.
She charged at her 16-year-old son, grabbed him and smacked him across the face several times. He ran from her, but she caught up with him and continued to hit him with an open hand. The incident was caught on camera and went viral.
This Mr. President is, perhaps a protocol for a social cultural program, caught on video for you to view. Not necessarily the slapping, but the parental control of the family because the mother, if not the father, cares.
The mother who was reprimanding her son appropriately was, Toya Graham, delivering a teachable moment, a moment President Obama you might take the time to absorb. It is a simple solution of parenting — caring. Some, are looking at this parental behavior by Toya as an example of someone who should be nominated, ‘Mother of the Year.’ Her son should be proud of Mom.