While listening to the recent inaugural presentations and festivities, I was appalled to hear the racist comments from people obviously embraced by Pres. Obama and his staff. The 'benediction' given at the end of the ceremony appealing to God so that "black won't have to get to the back, brown can stick around, yellow will become mellow, the red man can get ahead, man, and whites will embrace what's right" was unbelievably divisive and racist! Segregation ended decades ago, Latinos ARE welcome - unless they enter the country ILLEGALLY, and to imply that whites generally and regularly embrace wrongs instead of justice is so far skewed to the left it's ridiculous! Where is Pres. Obama and his staff's denouncement of this twisted racist philosophy? Then, to make matters worse, I listened to two rappers, Jay-Z and Geezee, at an inaugural ball use intense profanity (m-f-er, etc.) over and over when referring to former Pres. Bush and then stating, "my president is black!" in an 'in-your-face' tone. What would have happened if someone formally supporting Pres. Bush had written a song against another race and stated "my president is white" in the same tone as these two rappers? Can you imagine the outcry (and rightly so)??
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought this administration was supposed to bring in an era of love, understanding, and unity instead of the hate, discord, and divisiveness as evidenced in these recent examples. These comments were made by people selected to be part of the ceremony, chosen to sit near the President, and invited to perform at the sanctioned functions, not just random spectators in the general audience who still carry grudges and chips on their shoulders.
It's time for Pres. Obama to formally denounce this hate speech and live up to his campaign rhetoric! Based on what I've seen and heard, it seems Pres. Obama chooses to embrace this racial/hate speech. What is this teaching our young people and the world? Does he want to be President for ALL Americans, or is he purposely dividing our country into racial wedges consisting of who he wants to serve and who isn't included? I am saddened and disgusted by what I have observed.
I urge all Americans to email, call, or write the White House to request - no, demand - that Pres. Obama formally denounce these racist statements as unprofessional, unAmerican, and unwanted in his administration to exemplify that he really does want to follow what he preaches and is the President for ALL Americans!