One of my favorite Latina Political Commentator's, Ana Navarro, gives facts about the state of Puerto Rico, weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Navarro appeared on Ana Cabera's CNN Newsroom on September 30, 2017, ripping a hole into South Carolina Lt. Governor, Andre Bauer, and I appreciate her honest and raw facts of her criticism of Donald Trump. One of the things she points out is how Trump is at Bedminster Golf Course, while claiming that the mayor of San Juan "wants everything to be done for them." Regardless as to what is being done or what needs to be done, this is not a comment that should be made by the President of the United States, nor is lounging at a golf course while a crisis is unfolding on your territory, on your watch, a presidential response.
The crisis in Puerto Rico is remnant of the series of events that unfolded after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. I don't want to channel Kanye West in response to Trump's handling of recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, however, Trump has made it clear that he does not like certain groups of people. Prejudice is something that never dies in America. The superior mindset of many republicans and those that feel "entitled" is putting a strain on blacks and other minorities to make progress. Leaving a U.S. territory to fend for themselves in a major crisis is inhumane. I'm not a politician, nor am I in any position to tell the government how things should be handled, but I know what I see and it doesn't look good. The president was slow to respond and there is no other way to explain it. He has yet to visit Puerto Rico, nor does he seem to be in a rush to get down there and help. Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, has been critical of Trump, and he replies with a series of disrespectful, immature tweets. Typical Trump, typical of the republicans that defend him.
The sole purpose of my blog is to focus on issues involving the black community, but let's be clear, we have Afro-Caribbeans all across islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The humanitarian in me cannot allow things like this to happen without bringing the issue to the forefront. What affects other minorities, has an indirect effect on blacks. Minorities are struggling to maintain rightful identity in this country, whether its' blacks being killed by police without justice, Muslims being banned because of religion, or Hispanics being insulted because of legality assumptions. Minorities are overly stereotyped in this country, and we are struggling in one way or another as Americans. It has been proven over and over again that minorities will not be viewed as equal in America any time soon.
I challenge you to recite the pledge repeatedly. Listen to the National Anthem over and over until it makes sense; I guarantee you it won't. We as blacks, as minorities do not have to stand and pledge because the words do not apply to us. Think about it. For the white people and republicans that are struggling to understand why all of these protests are happening, think about what this country and the constitution stands for. It was not written for blacks, despite the fact that we built this country on our backs, working for scraps and leftovers. It's time to be honest, enough of the bull because I'm sick of it.
I hope you take a moment to view the video clip above because you will see just how delusional a lot of republicans are. They live their lives in a box, and anyone outside of that box is dead to them. Follow the links for more insight and comment down below. Be Blessed!