Are Folks Surprised That Ronald Reagan Said Racist Sh*t?

So, here we are, son. Shit, the more things change the more they stay the same, man. I mean, the sky is blue, water is wet and Ronald Reagan said racist shit. Like, are folks actually surprised by this, fam? Are people really shocked that Reagan said some negative shit about Black people? If so, then those people have never paid attention to his political career, bruh.

Ok, for those who missed it, Tim Naftali, the man who ran the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum from 2007 to 2011, released some audio of a private conversation between then-Governor Reagan and President Nixon. Now, during the conversation, the two men were talking about a United Nations gathering. Anyway, during that meeting, the organization decided to recognize the People’s Republic of China. In addition, during the General Assembly, members of the Tanzanian delegation had a good time dancing. With that being said, this is where Reagan’s racism took off.

Now, during his convo with Nixon, Reagan literally said “To see those, those monkeys from those African countries… damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” Moving on, in response to Reagan’s words, all Nixon did was laugh. Side bar, Nixon also called Black people “cannibals” in another convo, but we don’t have time for that right now. So, here it is, two former presidents disparaging an entire country and an entire continent. *Sigh* And people wonder why Black people don’t trust politicians.

Look, if anyone has ever paid attention to Reagan, then they shouldn’t be startled by this. Hell, a lot of Reagan’s political rhetoric and policies were based in bigotry, son. Listen, this is the same man that thought it was okay for people to discriminate against Black people in the housing market. Fam, he actually said “If an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes or others in selling or renting his house, it is his right to do so.”

Also, Reagan is the same man who was in charge during the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. Now, for those who are unaware, this is the law that caused the 100:1 sentencing disparity between offenders who sold crack cocaine and offenders who sold pure cocaine. Meaning, minorities, who were more likely to sell/use crack, were getting WAY more prison time than pure cocaine dealers. Needless to say, this ravaged Black and Brown communities for years to come, man.

In the end, folks just need to listen to Killer Mike‘s “Reagan,” bruh. Ultimately, a good portion of his political identity was built on bigotry, son. By and by, I’m just glad that shit like this is coming out now. Frankly, we need to destroy the façade of America, man. All I know is, people like to pretend like this country was/is more forward-thinking than it really is. At the end of the day, a lot of our elected officials maintain the same type of mentality as Reagan. The problem is, they’re just publicly embracing the prejudice now. I mean, just take one glance at Donald Trump, fam. That is all. LC out.

The Muslim Ban: An Official Rebuke Of The First Amendment

*Sigh* No lie, I’ve been trying to find a way to articulate myself all weekend. We’re literally watching the destruction of America right before our very eyes. Now, if anyone wants to read our country’s First Amendment, they’ll notice that the first thing the bill guarantees is freedom of religion. With one stroke of his pen, Donald Trump has egregiously violated our Constitution. On the real, based on Trump’s first ten days in office, I’m thoroughly convinced we’re on the verge of both World War III and Civil War II.

At this point, if anyone reading this is unaware of Trump’s Muslim Ban executive order, then… Google, son. Like, being in the dark on this issue is unacceptable. Trump essentially banned the entry of citizens from Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq. This is part of the “extreme vetting” that Trump constantly spoke about during his campaign run. According to his logic, this is to protect us from potential terrorist attacks. However; if that’s really the case, why aren’t Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Egypt on this list? Last time I checked, terrorists from these countries have actually attacked us. Has anyone heard of a little event called 9/11?

Look, I’m not naive and I’m fully away of the fact that ISIS has footing in some of the countries listed in the ban. However; here’s something to consider: Islamic radicals are killing mass amounts of their own people in these countries! That’s why countless innocent families are trying to flee and seek solace. Even outside of these refugees, green card holders and valid visa carriers were also being detained at airports. That’s right, son. People who had the LEGAL RIGHT to enter our country were being held up at numerous airports across the nation. Needless to say, the American public has had enough of the fuck shit and have taken to the streets to protest.

Now, here’s where Trump’s hypocrisy takes center stage. He claims that the ban isn’t based on religion, but his executive order gives preference to Christian refugees. Good fucking Lord, man! We’re watching an administration vehemently lie to our faces and then pretend like we don’t see the bullshit. This entire episode is one of the most deplorable violations of democracy I’ve ever seen. Like, I’m having a very hard time putting all of this into words, man. Our rights are being trampled on for the entire world to see, son.

As a response, Iran has already made strides to block U.S. visitors. Does everyone see what’s happening here? We’re very rapidly entering into a zone that can have very dangerous ramifications. Thanks to Trump, we’re already on bad terms with NATO and the United Nations. If we stay on this trajectory, we could end up in a military conflict with no allies to back us. So far, we’ve pissed off Europe, our Hispanic neighbors to the South and our Canadian neighbors to the North. If we add public unrest to that equation, we truly have the ingredients for another World War AND another Civil War.

All in all, to all of my Muslim brothers and sisters out there: your religion is not a crime. Donald Trump does NOT speak for the people and we categorically condemn everything he stands for. All jokes aside, the revolution is now and everyone needs to decide what side they’re on. All I know is, these despicable acts of injustice CANNOT continue. LC out.