Does Herman Cain know how far African Americans have come? A river that forgets its source will soon dry out

Filed in Current affairs, GOP, Politics by on June 21, 2011 0 Comments

Hateful rhetoric to score a political point is dangerous. Hateful rhetoric coming from a man of color — in this case, Herman Cain — is troubling. Cain, an African American GOP presidential candidate, has said that he will not feel comfortable appointing a Muslim to his cabinet. 

A popular saying that I learned as child was “don’t do to others what you don’t want others to do to you.” Islamophobia has been a reality in America since 9/11 (2001). I wonder which Muslims Mr. Cain is afraid of? African American Muslims or only Muslims from Middle Eastern descent? Or both?

Like any religion, we find good Muslims and bad Muslims, good Christians and bad Christians. It is dangerous for someone who is dreaming to become the President of the United States to be a bigot. Does Herman Cain know how far African Americans have come? Or does he suffer of Alzheimers disease? As the Hutu of Rwanda say, “A river that forgets its source will soon dry out.”

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