Thursday, September 7, 2017

If you never read another thing EYE post Ta-Nehisi Coates "Donald Trump is the first white president" is a must read

"The First White President" Is Required Reading, No Matter How Sick You Are of DFT

It's the bluntest and bleakest analysis yet of the America that slit its own throat last November to punish itself for having allowed a black man to become president. It's also the first one that has rung all-the-way true—true like something you've always known but never fully realized—about the nasty petulance that resides deep in the American psyche.

IT IS INSUFFICIENT TO STATE the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive power of whiteness—that bloody heirloom which cannot ensure mastery of all events but can conjure a tailwind for most of them. Land theft and human plunder cleared the grounds for Trump’s forefathers and barred others from it.



Gerald Parks said...

THIS is a must read article!!!
Mr Coates breaks the shit down while pulling no punches, leaving no stone unturned and expousing the reality of white supremacy and how its been and being used in the USA!
This man is brilliant!

Gerald Parks said...

Here is a link from Huff

Redeye said...

Thank you for reading, "Read it and Weep" is the hyperlink to the Huffington Post article.