This is not a political post.
This is not a racial post.
This is not a religious post.
This is a HUMANITY post.
Tim Scott, U.S. Representative for South Carolina, has officially become the first black American to serve in the U.S. Senate from the South since the Reconstruction in 1881.
Tim Scott grew up in the North Charleston area, very poor in a single-parent household.
He graduated from Charleston Southern in 1988.
Tim Scott is South Carolina through and through.
Tim Scott has a lot to be proud of.
Tim Scott has a lot to be celebrated for.
But you see...Tim Scott is a Republican.
And Tim Scott is black.
Which isn't normal, especially here in the South.
And after he was elected and won pretty easy, with 61% of the vote...
many people were not ok with it.
Not that they were against what he stood for...
Not that they researched all the topics and issues and they were just on the other side of Scott...
Not that they really wanted his opponent to win...
They were not ok with it...
BECAUSE HE WASN'T BLACK ENOUGH...
From an onslaught of tweets calling him "Uncle Tom."
One tweet even said that he "hates he is black..."
And most of these racist, yes I said racist, remarks are from African Americans...
And yes that still makes it racist.
Do you realize that life is about so much more than just race??
I know that's a hard concept for some...
but it's true...
I loved Tim Scott's response to some of these raciest remarks.
"My skin color is talked about often so tonight I want to talk about it for just a moment. In South Carolina, in America, it takes a generation to go from having a grandfather who is picking cotton, to a grandson in Congress. I stand on the shoulders of giants. Our values and our issues are central. The most important things we have to offer are on the inside. This is the testament to progress made. I want to speak to the future leaders of America. Don't let anyone define you but you. You have the responsibility to be yourself. Be proud. We have too many young people being trapped in poverty because other people are defining them with low expectations. May God bless you!
Life is about so much more than race.
Yet we make it about that so much.
It needs to stop.
Look at the heart.
Look at values and morals.
No matter the color of skin.
This goes out to everyone who breathes...
This is an issue of HUMANITY!