A constitutional scholar, a graduate of the most privileged American academic institutions, and a legitimately elected US President, Barack Hussein Obama lives within the long reach of unwarranted, unfounded, unchecked allegations of criminality to which millions of nonwhite folk in America have been subjected for nearly 400 years.
The injustices that defined the United States throughout its history have now come home to roost as Donald Trump’s presidency. As prophetic people, watch this mess. Don’t pray for the United States. Curse its injustices. And when people ask why you aren’t praying for the United States, tell them what God told prophets to other unjust nations.
Kelly Brown Douglas - How did it happen? How has a man whose campaign was filled with racist, xenophobic and misogynistic vitriol and who mounted a racialized “birtherism” campaign against the nation’s first African America President, as well as promised “Law and Order”/Wall Building protectionist policies—how has this man been elected President in a country that proclaims “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for all?