So… I'm walking home from my morning workout in Fort Greene Park, sipping on some coconut water, and the racist attack against 11-year-old Malia Obama stood up in my mind and demanded attention. When I heard about the remarks at the Free Republic a few days ago, you know, the ghetto street trash/abortion crazy, I told myself I would keep my mouth shut. The remarks were harmless. Right? I thought I could file them away under the "racist ramblings of Americans who will hopefully be obliterated from the planet by some plague that only targets racists". Then something snapped. I don't know if it was the coconut water and its super electrolytes, or walking by two black joggers sipping coffee and discussing the horror of the remarks. Their nine-year-old daughter stood nearby eating a bagel and listening.
I know this is a long shot, but President Obama needs to pass a law that deems all forms of racism as homeland terrorism. Yeah, I said it. Terrorism punishable by exportation to some remote island deep in the Atlantic where there are very little resources and an excruciating sun. I also think anyone making racist remarks about the president's daughter should be stoned. I know, I know, this my second time this week suggesting public stoning in the event of extreme crazy, but desperate times calls for desperate… well, you know the rest.
Keith Josef Adkins is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and social commentator.