Why I Honestly Feel Sorry for Donald Trump

29 Apr

 

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black WorldScholarship in Action 

Like nearly every other black man in America, I’ve been taken aback by the manner through which Donald Trump has used racist code language to undermine the presidency of Barack Obama. After first wondering if he was born in the United States, Trump has made reference to Obama playing too much basketball to pay attention to the price of gas and even questioned whether or not he truly earned the grades necessary to get into the Harvard Law School.

Even if the president somehow slithered his way into Harvard, I can’t imagine an unqualified student being chosen as the first black Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Trump’s questionable behavior is being called for what it is, for even Bob Schieffer from CBS has made reference to Trump’s “ugly strain of racism.” Many of Trump’s fellow Republicans are running for the hills, as one of their most visible leaders has engaged in incredibly odd behavior.

 

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