RANDOM THOUGHTS

by: Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. President of the National Congress of Black Women
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TriceEdney — In the past six months, I’ve frequently complained that developing events, consequential to the administration of #45, leave us inundated and overwhelmed with negative outcomes of his governance or lack thereof.  Weekly, I attempt to give an enlightened perspective on a newsworthy and timely topic; but I’m often conflicted and feel that selecting only one topic does my readers a disservice.

For anyone concerned with the national welfare, these past three weeks have been emotionally draining and the source of sleepless nights.  For others, events have occurred with such amazing speed and volume that they can’t keep up with them.  For that reason, this week I’ll offer opinions on a variety of topics that impact on the well-being of my community.

Dr E Faye Williams

#45’s Long Island Speech – There’s indisputable evidence of a difference in police treatment of ethnics and whites.  Among his inappropriate comments, #45 gave tacit approval to police to physically abuse the “animals” (of color) they arrest.  His statements were so egregious and inconsistent with “proper” law enforcement procedures that they were disavowed by leading law enforcement executives.  I’m hopeful that we won’t see additional incidents of unwarranted police violence against persons of color.

Remediation of the Current Opioid Epidemic – I remember the first Godfather movie.  In a meeting of the Dons to strategize criminal activities, one said words to the effect that they should only “sell the drugs to the Niggers and Spicks and let their souls go to hell.”  Disparate treatment of addiction has been an on-going issue in the management of criminal activity – as a case-in-point, the sentencing disparities between powdered and crack cocaine.  Opioid addiction has also been a problem in minority communities; but, now that it’s an unmanageable problem in white communities, the hue and cry is for enlightened treatment instead of incarceration.

The DOJ Assault Against Affirmative Action – Most people don’t remember that it was Richard Nixon who initiated Federal Affirmative Action Programs to remedy historic and institutional racial (and gender) discrimination.   Under AG Sessions, the DOJ has launched a program of filing lawsuits against colleges and universities whose Affirmative Action initiatives discriminate against white people.  I’ve always held that “reverse racism” is a myth, but that myth is being codified at the behest of an alleged racist.

Trumpcare vs. Obamacare (and The Obama Legacy) – I challenge anyone to view President Obama’s remarks about #45 at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner and not understand the foundation of #45’s desire to eradicate any vestige of President Obama’s legacy, especially his signature healthcare plan.  #45 wasn’t interested in the substance of the plan that Mitch McConnell tried to ramrod through the Senate.  He didn’t care how many Americans would be impacted or how many would lose insurance coverage.  His primary interest is to purge the name Barack Obama from the historical records of the nation.

#45’s Destruction of the Values and Traditions Upon Which Our Nation is Established –  #45 lies!  A record of his lies and his on-going pattern of lies has been documented.  Arguably, he is attempting to restructure the US Government in the image of Trump, Inc.  He attacks legislative and judicial processes as burdensome and falsely attacks dissenting news outlets as purveyors of “fake news.”  These actions are part of a plan to disestablish the institutions that have guarded and sustained our democracy, such as it is, since 1776.  The suspicion of his collusion with Russia to undermine our most recent Federal election is even more insidious.

I would not be surprised if you missed any of the aforementioned subjects.  It’s hard to keep up, but it’s essential that you do.  The survival of our community and our interests depend upon our ability to react to the madness that surrounds us.

Dr. E. Faye Williams can be reached at: 202/678-6788; or at, www.nationalcongressbw.org

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