Presidential Candidate Mark Charles on Trump’s Attack on the 4 Congresswomen of Color

Mark Charles (Navajo) is an independent candidate running for president of the United States

Published July 18, 2019

Guest Commentary

The reason President Trump is so offended by Congresswomen Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Corte is actually quite simple.

They are all women of color who do NOT blindly accept,  affirm and espouse the mythology of American Exceptionalism.
And American Exceptionalism is the coping mechanism for our white supremacist nation that is in deep denial of its genocidal past as well as its current racist and sexist reality.
So when his mythology was continuously confronted by #TheSquad, President Trump had two choices:
A) Acknowledge that this nation is NOT exceptional and begin the difficult work of dealing with our genocidal history and current racist and sexist reality.
B) Ask them to leave.
It is disappointing but not at all surprising that he chose the latter.
The United States of America needs a national dialogue on race, gender and class. A conversation on par with the Truth and Reconciliation commissions that took place in South Africa, Rwanda and Canada. I would call ours Truth and Conciliation (because reconciliation implies there was a previous harmony) and I believe we need one sooner rather than later (#TCC2021).
The vision of my campaign is to build a nation where ‘We the People’ truly means #AllThePeople.
Ahe’hee my relatives. Walk in Beauty.
Mark Charles
Mark Charles (Navajo) is an independent candidate running for president of the United States.

DISCLOSURE: Charles is a longtime contributor to Native News Online 

Read his latest Commentary that appeared Monday, on Memorial Day, in Native News Online:  A Native Perspective on Memorial Day

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