Mr. Romney-The Son, Not Like Mr. Romney-The Father.
(ThyBlackMan.com) One can certainly give Mr. Romney credit for attending the NAACP convention, but his hidden agenda cancelled out every point of consideration of sincerity. Did he really come to speak to the issues of African Americans, or did he attend to communicate to his constitutes that he can stand-up to the oldest African American organization without any fear.
It was interesting how Mr. Romney laid out the wonderful civil rights record of his father. However, he neglected to provide his examples of his own record in advancing the civil rights of minorities. Why? Could it be that he does not have any to cite? He is certainly not like his father who he shared walked with civil rights activists, championed causes of the less fortunate, etc… His silence about his own civil rights accomplishments spoke volumes.
Mr. Romney listed all of his top priorities. However, he did not address the pressing issues of African Americans in a manner that displayed any connection or concern about our communities. If indeed he felt some connection or concern about the minority community, then he would have provided some details about the following pressing issues facing our communities:
- The affect of new voter suppression laws on minorities.
- Strategies to strengthen public schools rather than abandoning them.
- Ideas for creating more Public Sector jobs in our communities.
- Detailed plans about his alternative to the Affordable Health Care Act.
- Strategies to make Higher Education more affordable for minority students.
Rather, Mr. Romney rolled out his routine stomp speech with no regard to the audience he was addressing.
In addition, Mr. Romney really showed his true character when he blatantly used “Obamacare” in his reference to the Affordable Health Care Act. This choice of words when addressing an audience of all African Americans, demonstrated his own deep seeded disrespect for President Obama. This is why he received such a strong rebuke from the audience. African Americans will always be able to identify with subtle and abrupt displays of dislike and disrespect simply because of a person’s skin color. It is a way of life for us.
If any persons had any doubt that there is a deep disrespect for President Obama and African Americans, Mr. Romney has cleared all doubt. His actions today is liken unto a stranger coming into another person’s house and literally disrespect them intentionally and leave without any sense of remorse for people who opened their doors to him in good faith. In our community, we call that a lack of home training. Mr. Mitt Romney is nothing like his father.
Staff Writer; Kevin M. Jackson
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