A perception from 1883

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Just sharing another point of view - based on a perception shared in 1883.

Many people wonder why some are so hard on President Obama. Did Frederick Douglass predict the answer many years ago?

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“Though the colored man is no longer subject to barter and sale, he is surrounded by an adverse settlement which fetters all his movements.
In his downward course he meets with no resistance, but his course upward is resented and resisted at every step of his progress.
If he comes in ignorance, rags and wretchedness he conforms to the popular belief of his character, and in that character he is welcome; but if he shall come as a gentleman, a scholar and a statesman, he is hailed as a contradiction to the national faith concerning his race, and his coming is resented as impudence.
In one case he may provoke contempt and derision, but in the other he is an affront to pride and provokes malice.”

Frederick Douglass

September 25, 1883

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No spyglass

Are you assuming that because I continue to express an opinion that is counter to most expressed here - that I am in a hole? LOL! I don't agree - and will continue to share what is being shared throughout this country in contradiction to what is shared often in this forum. Not digging - just sharing IMHO.

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