Friday, July 30, 2010

Dear President Obama

We have three months before the mid-term elections and Fox News (not the media) but Fox News personalities are engaging in the divisive politics of race. As a nation we must not let Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh delegitimize your presidency by reducing you to the President of African-Americans or use race as a wedge issue to defeat the Democrats in November 2010.

With deep respect, support, and love Mr. President you need to address race relations in America. You can’t afford to wait any longer. I believe that you must be pro-active and lead on discussion on race.

You are the President of the United States of America. You have faithful represented all of us with great wisdom and poise. Therefore, I believe that you must once again look discrimination and racism in the face and not blink.

After leading us in an informed and honest discussion of race we can get back to the business of making history during the mid-term elections. We can make history by gaining more seats in both the House and the Senate. A feat that hasn’t happened in forty-three years.

Vera Richardson

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