Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Constitutional Law Professor at John Jay College in New York City, wrote an essay at PoliticsInColor on Christmas day, denouncing 2013 as a year of disappointment for black Americans.
She cites several events throughout the year as being particularly disappointing, such as the resistance of Obamacare by "southern White radicals," her perceived lack of media attention to the manifesto of Christopher Dorner, who she compared to Nat Turner, and her anger over the killing of Trayvon Martin by a "White Latino."
Browne-Marshall writes in rambling fashion that in 2013,
"...southern White radicals vowed to stop implementation of the Obama-care law leading one to wonder if Tea Party members would oppose affordable healthcare if it came from a nonBlack President."
Browne-Marshall should know better than most, as a "Constitutional Law Professor," that objections to the Affordable Care Act are policy-based. In fact, the most recent CNN poll reveals that 62 percent of Americans oppose Obamacare.
Discussing the poll, CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser wrote this week,
"The roll out of the law was extremely flawed, from the rocky startup of HealthCare.gov in October to the controversy over millions of Americans being told they would lose their current insurance plans because they didn't meet standards mandated by the new health care law."
Opposition to Obamacare has nothing to do with President Obama's skin color.
As Eric Golub of the Washington Times Communities writes,
"Obamacare is a bad law. It was described deceitfully, enacted into law dishonestly, implemented inefficiently, and affecting far too many people adversely."
The Constitutional Law Professor continued to discuss Christopher Dorner, who murdered four innocent people during a killing spree in February. She wrote that Dorner "claimed the abundance of racism he experienced on his job, and at all-White schools he attended, drove him to kill," and lamented that "...the possibility racism was a core issue in this case was disregarded."
Browne-Marshall should consider the words of founding father John Jay, the namesake of the college in which she is employed.
“I wish to see all unjust and all unnecessary discriminations everywhere abolished, and that the time may soon come when all our inhabitants of every colour and denomination shall be free and equal partakers of our political liberty.”
Browne-Marshall makes plenty of points in her essay that lead the reader to conclude that black Americans are the continuing targets of injustice. But with her cherry-picked commentary and demonstrably false narrative about the Tea Party, it is difficult to take anything she says seriously.