Disrespecting Obama

I could not help but wonder why this was happening to our president and the answer came very unexpectedly from Frederick Douglass ,orator and activist. It was most prophetic and I wish to share it. He wrote on Sept. 25, 1883:

“Though the colored man is no longer subject to be bought and sold, he is still surrounded by an adverse sentiment which fetters all his movements. In his downward course he meets with no resistance, but his course upward is resented and resisted at every step of his progress. If he comes in ignorance, rags, and wretchedness, he conforms to the popular belief of his character, and in that character he is welcome; But if he shall come as a gentleman, a scholar, and a statesman, he is hailed as a contradiction to the national faith concerning his race, and his coming is resented as impudence. In the one case he may provoke contempt and derision, but in the other he is an affront to pride and provokes malice.”

It is wonderful knowing that people on all sides of the political arena hold President Obama in high esteem and do show the respect that he deserves and is entitled to. They judge the man by his works, intellect and character and not by the color of his skin.

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