Real leaders are required to speak the absolute truth to those in power. The 100 will immediately activate their network to respond to the President’s disparaging remarks about immigration.
January 18, 2018
The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (The 100) believes that the time has come to affirmatively and publicly state that the words and actions of President Trump are unacceptable. The Chairman’s Memorandum – The World is Watching – that is circulating throughout the U.S. is also being sent to members of Congress.
“Real leaders are required to speak the absolute truth to those in power. The 100 will immediately activate their network to respond to the President’s disparaging remarks about immigration,” stated Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. “In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, we asked every citizen who believes in Dr. King’s dream to take action and let their representatives in Washington know their position.”
Every elected official, including the President is sworn to uphold an office as they execute the responsibilities of their office. Degrading words and behavior can only stem from a belief system that is equally degrading. A call to action is required to stop those in power from making policy decisions that are racist and grounded in bigotry. The Chairman’s Memorandum – The World is Watching – asks members, leaders and citizens to contact their elected officials and to share the memo with personal contacts and on social media.
The goal is to send a clear message to Washington and the White House that the President’s words and behavior is degrading, damaging and dehumanizing. The members of the 100 expect more from our President. The world expects more. The 100 Black Men’s proven mentoring programs use practices that build on a person’s strengths while respecting, honoring and supporting youth and families that require assistance. These are practices that the current administration should consider adopting.
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