Today my racism chase is taking me to Virginia. The thing about the big R is that it affects all of us both black and white.
In this latest case its latest victim was a gentleman from the majority population. (h/t my twitter fam Robin for this story.)
"A Virginia couple was shocked to find a police officer in front of their home when they returned from running errands, but they were even more surprised by the reason for the cop's visit-- to question whether or not they were in fact their children's parents.
Joseph, a white man who didn't want his last name revealed, and his black wife Keana told Fox5DC that they were outraged after the policeman told them a security guard at their local Walmart had suspected Joseph of kidnapping his three young daughters.
"He asks us very sincerely, ‘Hey, I was sent here by Walmart security. I just need to make sure that the children that you have are your own,’” Joseph said.
"I was dumbfounded," Keana said. "I sat there for a minute and I thought, ‘Did he just ask us if these were our kids knowing what we went through to have our children?’
The couple, who have been married for 10 years, have a four-year-old daughter and two-year-old twin girls. Joseph had taken the girls to a Walmart near their Prince County home to cash a check and left after spending a short time in the parking lot. After speaking with the officer, they called the store demanding an explanation.
According to Keana, she was told a customer was alarmed after seeing her husband and children.
"Well, the customer was concerned because they saw the children with your husband and he didn't think that they fit," Keana told the news station. "And I said, ‘What do you mean by they don't fit?’ And I was trying to get her to say it. And she says, ‘Well, they just don't match up.’” [Source]
Lord have mercy! And you all wonder why I don't like Walmart.
The Lovings must be turning in their graves.
Finally, if you think that political spin and cover ups are new in this country, read this story and get back to me.
The selective outrage over all things O is amusing to me, because I know the true motivation of his political enemies.
As I have said many times in the past, his presidency is what it is. He may not end up on Mount Rushmore, but he will not go down in history as another Carter, Bush or Nixon, either. The lunatics on the right who are declaring that his presidency means the end of the republic as we know it need to take a serious look around them, grab a history book, and check their motivation for those statements.