It is deeply disturbing and sad how the politics of hate instilled by former President Barack Obama have spilled over into the tenure of his successor Donald Trump. Obama encouraged Black Lives Matter and other extremist groups, and it has since snowballed into racial divisiveness that may take decades to cure.
Some liberals, unfortunately, have carried on the torch from Obama and took it upon themselves to further this sort of hatred. This was clearly expressed in a recent op-ed in the New York Times where an African-American professor openly questioned whether his children could be friends with white prople during Trump’s presidency.
Wrote Professor Yankah, who teaches at Yeshiva University in New York, in his article titled “Can My Children Be Friends With White People?”, “It is impossible to convey the mixture of heartbreak and fear I feel for [my son]. Donald Trump’s election has made it clear that I will teach my boys the lesson generations old, one that I for the most part nearly escaped. I will teach them to be cautious, I will teach them suspicion, and I will teach them distrust.”
He went on, “Much sooner than I thought I would, I will have to discuss with my boys whether they can truly be friends with white people. Real friendship is impossible without the ability to trust others, without knowing that your well-being is important to them. The desire to create, maintain or wield power over others destroys the possibility of friendship.”
He then mentioned Martin Luther King Jr.’s “famous dream of black and white children holding hands” and countered it by saying that “history has provided little reason for people of color to trust white people in this way.” Yankah said he will “teach my boys to have profound doubts that friendship with white people is possible” at all.
Do you think Yeshiva University should fire this racist?