Oppression – the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.
Many individuals can identify with this noun, over the course of history individuals have encountered injustice on many levels. So when you hear an individual speak out for the oppressed, it is remarkable to see the constant onslaught that one would receive for simply speaking their mind. Slander? I beg to differ when the statements being said carry the truth before every period. So what was said you ask? What stirred this outrage? A statement said by an individual who exercised her right to the first amendment, only to be ridiculed for something that may hold some truth behind it.
Jemele Hill, Host of Sportscenter at six, has been the hot subject for some time now because of her comment against the current leader, of the “free” world, The 45th president of the United States of America, Donald J Trump. She called him “a white supremacist,” and now she faces Trumps America. Now if I had a dollar for every time I heard that statement, the money would probably amount to more than Trump has claimed on his taxes over the course of his lifetime. If one were to log on to twitter right now and type in “Donald Trump,” you can only imagine what you would find, so now why is this situation different?
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
Why is this the headline on every media outlet throughout the nation? Maybe it’s because the leader of the free world is so focused on his image and how people perceive him, driving him to get to twitter with his twitter fingers to respond to the statements? Or maybe is it because ESPN, a network we’ve all come to love, disassociated themselves with Ms. Hill immediately after the statement was released. Or maybe it is because she is an African American female speaking the truth in 2017, where an era of alternative facts run rampage. Not to mention she is great at what she does, how dare she speak out the against the president? No one can relate to oppression more than a woman of African American descent, and this is just another form of oppression and a violation of the first amendment. The fact that her position is being questioned at ESPN due to the statements said against the president on her personal time is quite astounding.
ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
The double standard of society continues, as I recall for eight years a certain individual by the name of Barack Hussein Obama, faced a constant onslaught of slander and libel, even from Donald Trump himself. So I return to the question, why is this different?
We pay for Obama's travel so he can fundraise millions so Democrats can run on lies. Then we pay for his golf.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014