A few days ago, Congressman Al Green of Texas became the first member of Congress to openly call for the impeachment of Donald Trump. The fact that Trump couldn't even get through a year of his questionable Presidency before legitimate discussions about impeachment arose is a testament to how much of a disaster this administration is. An administration that shouldn't even be in power right now if all the votes get counted, but that's another discussion for another day.
The reaction Rep. Al Green has received is typical of America. His office has been bombarded with racist death threats.
— Mustafa Tameez (@MustafaTameez) May 20, 2017
Some of the comments sounded like this...
“Hey, Al Green, we got an impeachment for you. It’s going to be yours,” one caller said. “Was actually gonna give you a short trial before we hang your n—– ass.”
“You’re not going to impeach anybody, you f—— n—– … You’ll be hanging from a tree,” another one said. “I didn’t see anybody calling for the impeachment of your n—– Obama when he was born in Kenya. He’s not even an American. So f— you, n—–.”
“We’ll lynch all you fuckin’ niggers,” another caller said. “You’ll be hanging from a tree.”
This is definitely not the first time recently where a black elected official faced death threats for angering and upsetting the frailty of white dominance. Some of you may remember when Aramis Ayala faced similar threats of death by lynching when she refused to seek the death penalty in the case of a man who killed a police officer. She has since sued the Governor's office for removing her from the case, but about a month ago she received a noose in her mailbox on top of the multiple racist death threats that came her way.
We still live in a world where black people are forced to walk on eggshells when it comes to speaking out and making statements that are unpopular in certain areas of society. Some Americans still believe in 2017 that they can dictate to Black people and micro-manage our opinions about current events. Jim Crow never really died, it just changed shape and reinvented itself. The mentality that was fostered during those years still very much exists in America. If it didn't, you wouldn't have shameful acts like those described in this article still occurring in this country.