‘They can leave,’ America has roots in other countries

7/22/2019, 10:49 p.m.
The racist attack made by President Donald Trump on four Democratic congresswomen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York, Rashida Tlaib from ...

The first settlers believed God had ordained them to come to this land to make a country for White people. They believed that God ordained and sanctioned their genocide of Native Americans, and they believed that God ordained and sanctioned the enslavement of African people. They still believe it, and are thus unable to feel compunction or contrition for the way they treat people of color. For them, they are in the right, and they feel emboldened by God.

The four African American women Trump attacked will be all right; they are fearless and have been toughened up by having been forced to live within the jaws of white supremacy since they have been alive. They will survive and thrive. They will not back down, and they will not shrink for the truth, which Black people live on a daily basis.

But what a sad day for this country when a president has the gall to spout such racism with all of the acrimony and hatred it includes – while the GOP stands sheepishly by, too weak to say anything.

America is in serious trouble.

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith is the founder and director of Crazy Faith Ministries. She is available for speaking. Contact her at revsuekim@sbcglobal.net.