Just by being
Reading the letters to the editor recently, I saw that “we can thank our former president for setting the stage for racial unrest and destructive protesting across America.” (Sept. 27, 14A)
So while drinking my first cup of coffee, I tried to think of what Barack Obama did to cause racial unrest. By end of my first cup, I was nowhere.
I poured a second cup, and about halfway through, it came to me finally: That darn black guy got elected. That is how he caused racial unrest.
Americans in Puerto Rico are on the brink of starvation. Drinking water in Flint, Mich., is still poisoned. A hostile foreign power interfered with our election. We have 33,000 deaths from guns every year — more than 1,3600 of them children. We have one of the highest prison populations in the world. Our health care system is being allowed to collapse. Our government and courts are for sale to the highest bidder. Voter suppression is officially sanctioned. Opioid addiction is at crisis levels. Racism has come out of the closet, and each year is hotter than the last.