Remember when Alabama State Senator Hank Sanders first said these prophetic words ? He was not only called everything but a child of God, he was accused of being a race baiting dinosaur , blamed for former Governor Jim Folsom's election loss, and asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper to provide evidence of things not seen.
Well, there's a certain mean spiritness that's out there, not only in Alabama but it's in America. And that makes this election extremely important.
The Alabama New South Coalition (ANSC), whose stated purpose is “to promote the general welfare of all people through independent focused organizations dedicated to progressive ideals of freedom, justice and democracy,” appears to be working to accomplish those goals through a simple method — fear.Can you hear him now? It's hard to deny African Americans are terrified of being terrorized, but unlike during the Civil Rights movement, we can't depend on our government to protect us. According to the Fannie Lou Hammer Institute of Advocacy and Social Action as of today, 644 people have been killed at the hands of the police in 2015.
Never in a million years did I think I would live to see a black man become President of the Divided States of America. Nor did I think I would live to see Jim Crow and lynching revived under the leadership of a black President either, but well there are some folks in America that are longing for those nostalgic days.