Dear Mr. Harry Reid...
Dear Mr. Reid,
The comments you made were despicable and dishonorable. To refer to Mr. Obama as having a better chance of winning the election, because he could basically stop sounding "Negro" at will is simply unbelievable.
I would, however, like to thank you for giving minorities a wake up call and a reality check. So many minorities believed that racism in America came to a dead stop with the election of a half-Black candidate and also choosing Mr. Steele as the head of the Republican Party. But surprise, surprise. It's not over and probably never will be...at least in our lifetime.
Mr. Reid, as a double minority (both female and Black), I have experienced my share of racism. Believe me when I say you are the worst kind of racist. After all, we are not afraid of the Neo-Nazis and the members of the Aryan Nation and the Skinheads and the members of the Klan. As horrendous as their ideologies and beliefs may be, at least they're upfront and real about it. Therefore, we know to watch them carefully.
It's the undercover racists that are the scariest. The ones that laugh and smile and joke with minorities. The ones that "welcome" progress and change in front of people, but make the racist and stereotypical jokes behind closed doors. The ones that say things about Blacks loving fried chicken and watermelon and always being late. The ones that laugh about Hispanic names and saying "oh he's Latino; must be Mexican and can't possibly be here legally." The ones that think all people from Middle Eastern countries are Muslims and, therefore, have to be terrorists.
Be real, sir. Be yourself. Don't hide and lie and be undercover about it. Be the same all the time. This is not about sides and party line affiliations. It's about being what you are and being the same way all the time.
You should be honest. You should be upfront. But most of all, you should be removed from your office.
End of story.
A brown-skinned, African-American female that can also sound "Negro" from time-to-time
And that's only the Tipp of the Iceberg...