The beauty of “Around The Way Curls” is that the content is created from two minds. Antoinette and I are very different in our perspectives and narratives of our own lives and opinions. In this way, you (the audience) are always engaged with our different ideas and from at least one of us you can find something with which you can relate. Antoinette is very openly pro Obama and believes in his push to empower the middle class. Thus her many political posts. I on the other hand, am not. I am not pro Obama. In saying that, I DEFINITELY am not a Republican nor pro Romney.
I am proud to see a Black accomplished man. I am proud to see a strong representation of black family. No diggitty, no doubt. But I can not ignore the implications of his leadership or (lack there of) when it comes to the real tests of character in maintaining equality and justice for ALL.
I am pro peace and equality which can not be achieved unless truth and honesty are honored and practiced. Our national politics do not rest on those pillars. They never have. I do not believe Obama is in the same lane as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr nor Malcolm X. Those two men gave up their lives because they spoke out against the very system that Obama represents. They were radical and demanded, fought and died for more than the watered down “bios” that we are taught about them. Equality for all. I don’t think Dr. Martin Luther King would be “smiling” down at Obama. He probably would be disappointed and slightly scared that the face of America’s continued politics of injustice, duplicity and domination is a perverted reflection of his own.
I know ya’ll are going to go H.A.M! Gettin’ the people going! Nonetheless, I felt I needed to say my personal piece knowing that there are others out there who feel the same way.
Check the video below. It really provides another perspective…