Forget about it!
By Dr. Robert Owens
President Trump, who was presented with numerous awards from Black organizations as a supporter of equality for all before the Democrats establishment and the Democrats who identify as journalists decided to accuse him of racism, works tirelessly to empower America’s forgotten communities.
According to President Trump on September 10, 2019, “We’re lifting up forgotten communities, creating exciting new opportunities, and helping every American find their path to the American Dream.”
A statement from the Trump White House staked out a basic tenant of President Trump’s stance regarding the importance of education in building for success in the African American community. “For over 180 years, America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have made extraordinary contributions to our country, helping bring the American Dream to millions of African-American students and many others.”
Addressing the 2019 National HBCU Week Conference, President Donald J. Trump said “Together, we will ensure that HBCUs continue to thrive and prosper and flourish for the countless generations to come,” as he pledged to keep building on his Administration’s work in support of these important institutions.
He pointed out the long and illustrious history of HBCUs in America saying, “For more than 180 years, HBCUs have strengthened our country and called our country to greatness. Your institutions have been pillars of excellence in higher education and the engines of advancement for African American citizens. It’s been incredible the job they’ve done.”
And President Trump has put legs to this vocal support. In his budgets he has spent more than any other president on HBCUs. In 2018, Trump appropriated more than three hundred and sixty million dollars--thirty-two million more than Obama.
And while it is easy to say that you are supportive of a cause actions speak louder than words. Here are some of the actions President Trump has taken to help build a better future for Americans:
Prioritizing education: President Donald J. Trump has made supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) a priority of his Administration.
Lifting up communities: President Trump is ensuring that no citizen is forgotten, and no community is ignored.
Investing in our workforce: President Trump is promoting workforce development to ensure all Americans share in our historic economic revival.
Creating a fairer justice system: President Trump’s criminal justice reforms are keeping our communities safe and giving Americans a second chance to succeed.
Evangelist Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is not helping Democrats with their accusations that President Donald Trump is a racist. In fact, she has quite the opposite to say. She tweeted, “I am the Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Listen to my words, President Trump is not a racist!! He is one of the best presidents America has ever seen! I fully support him!”
Speaking to Fox News about the president King said, “I’ve had the experience of going head-to-head with genuine racists. Back in the 20th century, I was a youth organizer … and a racist is a person who really does believe that their race, their category of humanity is superior or different.”
She went on to call out Joe Biden and other Democrats for not being honest about Trump denouncing white supremacy, which King acknowledged the president has done several times.
She also said, “One thing really is getting to me and I’d like for you to look into this, the race-baiters who want to stir up fear and hate make us think we’re different when we’re one blood and one human race. President Trump says, ‘we all bleed the same,’ he’s really clear on that, he has done so much for all Americans, including African Americans.”
And there you have it. Some people for partisan reasons want to say that President Trump is a racist. However, if we look at what was said about him before he decided to run for president and had the audacity to win, if we listen to Black leaders such as Alveda King, or if we take time to actually look at his actions we learn that the opposite is true.
So is President Trump a racist? Forget about it!
Dr. Robert Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2020 Contact Dr. Owens email@example.com Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens