Recent lawsuit filed in Alaska states “Blacks & Mulattos are not citizens”
By: Shawn Willis Contributing Writer African-American News&Issues
Gordon Warren Epperly, recently filed a lawsuit in Alaska asking that President Barack Obama be excluded on the 2012 presidential ballot, because he feels that Blacks and Mulattos can not be president because they aren’t citizens of the United States of America.
The lawsuit states: Barack Hussein Obama II, Aka Barack Hussein Obama, Aka Barack H. Obama has the race status of being a ”Mulatto.” Barack Obama’s father (Barack Hussein Obama I) was a full blood Negro being born Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya and raised in the Colony of Kenya. Barack Obama’s mother (Stanley Ann Dunham) was a white Caucasian woman being born in Wichita, Kansas on November 29, 1942 and raised in the state of Washington and in the State of Hawaii.
It continues: As stated above, for an Individual to be a Candidate for the Office of President of the United States, the Candidate must meet the qualifications set forth in the United States Constitution and one of those qualifications is that the Candidate shall be a “natural born Citizen” of the United States. As Barack Hussein Obama II is of the “Mulatto” race, his status of citizenship is founded upon the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Before the [purported] ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the race of “Negro” or “Mulatto” had no standing to be citizens of the United States under the United States Constitution.
Epperly fails to realize that we are living in 2012, not in 1857 when the Dred Scott decision was made. (Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857), also known as the Dred Scott Decision, was a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that people of African descent brought into the United States and held as slaves (or their descendants, whether or not they were slaves) were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens.
The Fourteenth Amendment defined citizenship and granted both civil and political rights to those born in the United States. The amendment also made it illegal for any state to deny those rights. However, the Fourteenth Amendment also overturned the Dred Scott decision,“that slaves and their descendants could never be U.S. citizens.”
This lawsuit is an outright cry of racism. People like Mr. Epperly are displaying their racist attitudes and disrespect for Blacks, regardless of who the person is. People in general, have the tendency to look at Blacks and think that we all are aggressive and appear ominous, and their attitudes toward us could be the reason why. The sad thing is we have to live, work, and interact with racist people (whether outright or undercover) every single day. In a newspaper article written in 1963, it states “For he (the White man) knows if he controls where a Negro works, whether or not a Negro votes, what school his children attend, and where a Negro lives, he automatically controls–and owns–the Negro.” And this seems like what some of America is thinking, and is trying by any means to make sure that a Black man is no longer the head of this Country.