As the roller coaster of emotions fade for everyone after the election of a brand new president a very serious question must be asked, how will the negro fare?
President trump has made it very clear with his preliminary 2018 budget that he does not only does he not care about Negroes but he intends to stifle their very existence.
The largest cut has been to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by a whopping 31%. This is a drastic cut especially considering that the EPA currently has an 8 billion dollar budget, so a 1/3 cut to the would cut it down to approximately 5 billion and some change.
To be clear, I don’t think Trump is directly targeting Negroes with his budget cuts, the more obvious answer is that he is looking out for his big oil and gas friends and simultaneously will have the accolade of “creating” more jobs, albeit temporary ones but jobs none the less. While trump is trying to lessen environmental restrictions set on big businesses, the unintended (or intended as I happen to believe) is that poorer, less influential and particularly African-American communities will suffer tremendously from the environmental strain that:
A) A reduction in EPA will have
B) The environmental impact these companies will have on poorer communities.
According to the EPA website, their “purpose” is to make sure that:
- all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work;
- national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information;
- federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively;
- environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;
- all parts of society — communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments — have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks;
- environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and
- the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.
This is the same EPA, that flint residents sued for mismanagement before the budget cuts. This is the same EPA that acknowledges that there are millions exposed to lead in their drinking water every day. So even at it’s 8 billion dollar budget, the EPA has not been effective at tackling the environmental problems that are disproportionately targeting African-Americans. Just imagine the many more national disasters like flint that can and will occur with these EPA cuts.
The severity of this matter can not go understated. And despite this real obstacle there are so many more. Other real problems that African-Americans are facing:
- Miscegination (genetic eradication)
- Violent Crime
- High Abortion
- Many MORE
Looking at these problems is particularly why the questioning of the negro’s survival in America is a very real one.
Not only is the negro weak, (s)he is vulnerable. The negro is a fighter but highly susceptible to deceitful strategy.
From enslavement to the first mix-race president, the one theme remains and it’s one theme the negro has seldom touched. Power or the lack thereof.
Is the negro finished? Will the negro just dissolve into a mix-race and eventually phenotypically indiscernable to their white counter-parts. Is this what the negro wanted all along? These are challenging times, will the negro survive?