Letter to We the People...of Color
We, as African Americans, need to start acting like this is our America, just as those are acting like it's not. That This is our house, our land, paid in full, that these squatters are trying to evict us from. Our American heritage, just as theirs, that they are trying to erase from the narratives of our history. That we, since the birth of America, as descendents of the African diaspora, free and/or enslaved have been a vital and essential component of what has made America Great. That our ancestry has been woven in the fabric of the red white and blue embedding footprints across America that have been paved with our blood, sweat and tears. We the People, of Color, must demand and accept our constituional rights that all men are created equal, inspite of the opposition of those unalienable truths and rights to freedom, liberty and justice for all. Until we can look in the eyes of our enemies and the mirrors of ourselves, proclaiming and believing our American citizenship, we will never be able to be free. Free of the injustices that have imprisoned and strickened us physically, mentally, emotionally and now socially, thwarting and oppressing our progression.
But Alas, we, as Americans of African descent have been down these inflictive roads before and have risen despite the lynching and suppression of our voices. That is why, it is crucial to know your past, your history so you can claim your inheritance once promised as 40 acres and a mule. In other words, in order to get by this atrocity of this current plantation administration, is to know how we galvanized through tthe racist slave plantations or Jim Crow administrations. Of how we overcame hundreds and hundreds of years of calculated legalized forms of racism and oppression to becoming a two termed President of these United States of America. It took unity, faith, family, education guiding us amongst the stars at night and the over mountains morning dew. That is why we have experienced so much resistence on every aspect of the foundation of those truths with lies and deceit to destruct and destroy. Know your history, our stories, past to present so we can know how we got here and understand how to move forward. For instance, Tulsa Oklahoma, not Oklahoma City was America's worst form of domestic violence and terrorism, but because it was divulged from racism and white supremcy, it was not noteworthy to be placed in American history education.
We, are at a crucial time that is on the brink of an antithesis of the American experiment of democracy, where not only is our freedom at stake but the fight for our lives. trumped knew and had data in Feburary of 2020, that statiscally this virus would kill more Black people, specifically African Americans more than any other race, ethnicity and or culture. Statistical research and data predicted, if unattended the pandemic widespread would kill tens of thousands of Black Americans. trumped and his plantation administration would be able to deliver on his promises of white washing the White House by draining the swamps, aka Black code, "...getting rid of the niggas.", obviously by any means necassary. Media pundits and liberals have not been able to fathom nor find legitimate reason why trumped would ignore, be stupid or ignorant enough not to understand the impact of his actions towards this pandemic is killing Americans, especially African Americans. He had the data in February. He gets updates and data daily, everyday to date. And his most recent subliminal statement from the grand master of decieit, "It affects virtually nobody." Black people to a racist are nobodies, along with a few percentages of poor whites as collateral damage.
According to THE COLOR OF CORONAVIRUS:COVID-19 DEATHS BY RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE U.S. https://www.apmresearchlab.org/covid/deaths-by-race
KEY FINDINGS (from data through Oct. 13):
These are the documented, nationwide actual mortality impacts from COVID-19 data (aggregated from all U.S. states and the District of Columbia) for all race groups:
1 in 920 Black Americans has died (or 108.4 deaths per 100,000)
1 in 1,110 Indigenous Americans has died (or 90.0 deaths per 100,000)
1 in 1,360 Latino Americans has died (or 73.5 deaths per 100,000)
1 in 1,450 Pacific Islander Americans has died (or 68.9 deaths per 100,000).
Note that this rate declined slightly from our prior update due to the new inclusion of data for the state of Hawaii, which was not previously available, in its calculation.
1 in 1,840 White Americans has died (or 54.4 deaths per 100,000)
1 in 2,200 Asian Americans has died (or 45.4 deaths per 100,000)
Black Americans continue to experience the highest actual COVID-19 mortality rates nationwide—two or more times as high as the rate for Whites and Asians, who have the lowest actual rates.
If they had died of COVID-19 at the same actual rate as White Americans, about 21,800 Black, 11,400 Latino, 750 Indigenous and 65 Pacific Islander Americans would still be alive.
Adjusting the data for age differences in race groups widens the gap in the overall mortality rates between all other groups and Whites, who have the lowest rate. Compared to Whites, the latest U.S. age-adjusted COVID-19 mortality rate for:
Blacks is 3.2 times as high
Latinos is 3.2 times as high
Indigenous people is 3.1 times as high
Pacific Islanders is 2.4 times as high, and
Asians is 1.2 times as high.
History, data and research shows racism continues to be on our throat.
Annette L. Lang (A.L.L.)