Make America Great?

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EDITORIAL & OPINION

We MUSTUnderstand

By Roy Douglas Malonson,  Publisher

In the Name of: Making America Great Again???

Black and brown have always had a close correlation. Of course, most obvious of the two rests in the fact they are amongst two of the darkest shades of color in the scheme. When it comes to the similarities which exist between African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans, the close relationship in the color scheme still applies. For years, I have been advocating for unity amongst minorities in this nation.

We MUST Understand even though we have different foods, customs, religions and practices; when it comes to coexisting together in these United States our White counterparts still view us all the same in a sense. It is no secret we Africans living in America have been the beneficiaries of a very dark and grim entrance and existence in American history. Nonetheless, many minorities which have become a part of this nation have seen their fair share of trials. As it is, in 2018 we are witnessing an administration which is openly opposing and overlooking some of the very fundamentals in which this country was founded upon – in the name of MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

Since I was a boy growing up in Acres Homes’, I have always heard the old folks say, “What goes around comes around.” I don’t care who a person is this thought has proven itself to be true over and over again. Therefore, citizens of this country would be wise to wake up and look at what is unfolding before our eyes. Any person can see what went around with Black folks over two centuries ago is, coming back around again in a modernized form. An executive order promoted by the idea this administration is MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, should be a wake-up call to any person that is not of the majority race.

We MUST Understand the things we are witnessing now are nothing new in this nation. Just like the Bible says, “there is nothing new under the sun”. The same applies for the land of the free. The destruction and tearing apart of families Donald Trump has been hell-bent on placing on the Hispanic community is history simply repeating itself. But, one thing I don’t mind saying about Trump is that he did not attempt or even try to deceive the American people in regards to certain aspects. From day one, he let people know where he was coming from and he did not adjust his character to be misleading in any other way. Everything about him shows he is racist and willing to go to any lengths to accomplish his mission.

For our readers’ reference, I have included a copy of the memorandum issued from the Office of the Attorney General. The memo is Donald Trump’s new “zero-tolerance” policy for immigrants seeking refuge in the United States. The first three paragraphs read as follows.

“On April 11, 2017, I issued a memorandum to all federal prosecutors entitled “Renewed Commitment to Criminal Immigration Enforcement,” in which I directed the prioritization of the prosecution of certain criminal immigration offenses. I further directed each United States Attorney’s Office along the Southwest Border to work with the Department of Homeland Security to develop guidelines for prosecuting offenses under 8 U.S.C. § 1325(a).

Those seeking to further an illegal goal constantly alter their tactics to take advantage of weak points. That means we must effectively respond with smart changes also. The recent increase in aliens illegally crossing our Southwest Border requires an updated approach. Past prosecution initiatives in certain districts-such as Operation Streamline-led to a decrease in illegal activities in those districts. We must continue to execute effective policies to meet new challenges.

Accordingly, I direct each United States Attorney’s Office along the Southwest Border to the extent practicable, and in consultation with DHS- to adopt immediately a zero-tolerance policy for all offenses referred for prosecution under section 1325(a). This zero-tolerance policy shall supersede any existing policies. If adopting such a policy requires additional resources, each office shall identify and request such additional resources.”

Concluding, it is no secret the phrase Trump has been pushing throughout his administration, “Making America Great Again” is reflective of a very dark time in American history. A time when a person’s color was enough to classify them as three-fifths a human; a time when a shade of tint suggested one was property and not worthy to vote or have rights as those who skin was pale or White. So… My message to our Brown brothers and sister is this, ‘look around and see you are not one of them and you will never be classified as one of them.’ There is a very fine line between being able to pass as someone you are not. Eventually, the truth will reveal itself and somewhere down the line there will be a reminder to let you know exactly who you are and what your place is in these United States.

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