Obama producing birth certificate

May 2nd, 2011  |  by Veralyn Williams |  Published in Blog, My Two Cents, Videos

I always hesitant to write about Politics on here because Veralyn Media is about Relationships, Dating, Culture… and (as a Black woman dating and living in America) race. But lets face it Race is Political… so here goes…

I feel like I’ve been in denial. Yes, I’ve been hearing Donald Trump demand President Obama’s birth certificate for weeks, but I’ve been dismissing it as a crazy, shameless promotion ploy for his reality show. Because we all know Trump would do almost anything to make a dollar…

But then President Obama released his Long Form Birth Certificate … and I thought– Ok. I guess Obama, once again, is just being the “adult in the room”…

And even after I saw the Twitter and Facebook updates like this one:

“@BarackObama producing his birth certificate is like a free black man having to show his “freedom papers” during slavery”

…the gravity of what took place did not hit me– until I today… when Blogger Baratunde Thurston directed my attention to this:

Anger. Pain. Sadness. Shame… just a few words to describe how Trump’s response to Obama releasing his long form birth certificate made me feel. I could go on, but I think Mr. Thurston said it all in his commentary below. Tears fell from my eyes as I listened to him:

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