With the exception of Barack Hussein Obama’s historical two-term victories in 2008 and 2012, establishing him as the 44th President of the United States, and the first African-American to hold the office, no other presidential battle, in recent history, has divided the country, and kept Americans on edge, as much as the 2016 race to the White House has. And, unfortunately, amongst all of the empty promises, boisterous rhetoric, and the shock and awe associated with this year’s presidential primaries, not a single word has been uttered about preserving African-American culture, and funding historically-significant African-American institutions, that are currently in dire straits.
ROUTES understands that America’s political, cultural, and socio-economic state of affairs are all connected, intertwined, and inter-dependent upon one another. And keeping an eye firmly set on the African-American cultural pulse, ROUTES is initiating a series “Do the Presidential Candidates Care About African-American Art?”. We will all be affected by the next U.S. President’s political party, policies, pet peeves, and preferences. So, if you have something to say, now is the time. Write about it. We encourage you to participate, and share your thoughts with the ROUTES community.
The first of several letters, directed at the Presidential Candidates, is from Ebele Oseye, …..