Unfortunately, for all of us, the leader of the free world – given a choice today between leading us closer to healing, and toward a better understanding of each other… or leading us further into social decay and this apparent desire amongst so many of us to deepen the self-made chasm that divides us – chose to highlight what separates us.

It’s stunning to me that, rather than make even an attempt at bringing us closer together toward common ground, he chose, instead, to affirm the ugliness of racism as he laid blame for it at the feet of the ‘White Community’. Despite countless examples of the extent to which ‘racism’ is not only perpetrated, but celebrated and revered, in the ‘Black Community’, our leader insisted on doubling down on the very narrative he wanted us to believe his “Hope and Change” message was going to bring to a long-overdue end.