It is the countdown to November 8th, and the pandering is in full drive for the presidential enthusiastic. Hillary Clinton’s campaign has assigned her to North Carolina to attempt to obtain the Black vote, and Donald Trump’s crusade seems to be right behind her.


With only 12 days until Election Day, Trump gave a policy-focused address in Charlotte on Wednesday, October 26th. He referred to it as a new opportunity for black America. That deal is floored on three promises, secure neighborhoods, excellent education and high-paying employment.

This particular crowd of which he spoke, consisted of 700 people and was invite only, in a setting somewhat opposite to the often-violent demonstrations that have been the trademark of his presidential crusade.

Trump offered some fresh recommendations, comprising a plan that would utilize tax holidays to boost cities, a plan that would seek to get international firms to finance striving communities in America, and a new federal disaster designation that would support getting cash to poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods.

Nevertheless, Trump declined to mention the origin of the money that would support those efforts.

He will supposedly further empower cities and states to attempt a federal disaster designation for blighted communities, attempting to support the rebuilding of essential infrastructure, the destruction of deserted properties and the heighten the occupation of law implementation so people have security in their area.

Frequently using Black and urban correspondently, Trump has made his proposal to inner cities a constant speaking point whilst on the campaign path, talking about communities filled with corruption where you get shot just for strolling down the street.

Whilst in Charlotte on Wednesday, Trump talked not too far away from where demonstrations and protests exploded following last month’s police shooting death of defenseless Keith Lamont Scott. The Republican presidential candidate scrutinized what he called uneven justice, ensuring that justice would be administered fairly and equally and without prejudice by making urban neighborhoods safer.

He wants each impoverished African-American child to be able to stroll down the street, and not be afraid. Donald Trump stated that safety was a civil right. Yet, he went on to say that the difficulty was not with the appearance of police but the lack of police and that everyone should work with police, not opposite them.

It’s an impediment that people face every day, and some people profit from working with the police, if you’re white, that is…

There was the unnecessary shooting of an unarmed black man by a police officer to who he posed no threat which made headlines. Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist, was working with an autistic patient when he was killed by a Miami police officer. Shot as he held his hands in the air and assured the cop that he was no threat.


The big distinction in the Kinsey shooting and the others that we frequently talk about in places like this is that he survived to tell the tale. What isn’t different is the unavoidable issue, that if an honest person like that can get shot, how can black people ever feel safe at the hands of police?

We are warned, once again, that the explanation is that they can’t. Not without a total change of the law enforcement system as we know it, at least. Yet how many real men, women and children have to be injured to get us to a point where we can even conceive of such a thing?

What kind of sacrifice do they need to have The Moment that changes the minds of a country committed to thoughts of native black culpability?

I do not approve of brutality from any party, no police slayings of people and no slaying of police officers. The goal is to prevent police wrongdoing, not to kill police. They require proper policing in the United States, not criminalisation of whole assemblies of people or movements.

They require genuine cops to help them root out the corrupt ones. Plus they require everybody to assert his or her outrage and annoyance in a nonviolent way. Then, and only then, will the substantive reformation they seek will happen.


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