When was America Great?: Why I’m not with “her,” “him” or “them”

Whispers of a Womanist

2016 marks an instrumental year for Americans and those like myself exist whom outside the “American” label but live here. This year proves inevitably sad for those swept up into the symbolism of President Obama. This symbolism allowed many the visibility deprived of them throughout their lifetime. This visibility is of course farce as the black body has yet toBarack_Obama_Hope_poster seize it’s true greatness in existence beyond the error thrust upon it by western society. Perhaps under President Obama’s deductive symbolism blacks faced a new form of terrorism. While millennials rejoiced over prolonged medical coverage, and the world buzzed over The First Lady’s outfit, blacks simultaneously watched Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Renisha McBride, Sandra Bland amongst countless others, die prematurely. Their deaths symbolized a dissolving of the hope displaced without the nation on November 4, 2008. On that date, the black diaspora saw the power of the ballot…

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