To be referred to as being pugnacious sounds on its face offensive. Yet, being Black in America it is a required character trait. At the beginning and end of Barack Hussain Obama’s presidency as the world watched, Congressman Joe Wilson called him a ‘liar’; Entertainer Larry Wilmore called him ‘my nigga’. Unfazed by being treated as being a Black man who also happens to be the President of the United States of America is human treatment no other of his peers have sustained. While over 90% of Black voters helped Mr. Obama capture two terms as president, Black community deficits glaringly persist in employment, public safety, housing, nutrition, education and finance. Revitalization of historically Black-owned businesses and organizations within Black communities are opportunities waiting to happen and imminently achievable. Grocery stores, banks, trades (bakers, construction, mechanics, cosmetology), professionals (doctors, lawyers, dentists, accountants, educators), and including private security forces are many of the types of legacy businesses that can be energized or restored. Black America is calling upon our president to finish strong and make it his priority to give direct monetary fixes similar to ‘Foreign Aid’ economic assistance and expedited as the current ‘Opiate Crisis’ as cure to the ills of cities, towns, and communities identifiable by race, Black.
As example with an infusion of direct resources, descendants of a Black race car pioneer could have continued to build upon its family legacy all the while opening doors for future opportunities for Blacks in NASCAR. Wendell Scott against adversity found a way to make his mark in the world of race car driving. Mr. Scott was the first African American inducted in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. His son, Frank, remembers what it took for his father to cross the finish line at racetracks throughout the South in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Wendell had it. In his pursuit to be the best among his peers, Wendell stayed the course; was never side/tracked.
Republican presidential front-runner, Donald Trump has it. After a White business man attempted a presidential bid unsuccessfully, Mr. Trump seized the opportunity to turn Mr. Romney’s epic failure into success. What can Black people learn from watching White people battle for the nation’s top spot; to so-called make America great again? That is just it. If you want bad enough for something to happen, you have to fight.
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eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.
“the increasingly pugnacious demeanor of politicians”
synonyms: combative, aggressive, antagonistic, belligerent, bellicose, warlike, quarrelsome, argumentative, contentious, disputatious, hostile, threatening, truculent