Shermichael Singleton

REPUBLICAN POLITICAL CONSULTANT

Shermichael Singleton, Republican Political Strategist and Political Commentator.

A Republican asks: Aren't we morally obliged to stand up to Trump?

As a minority who happens to be a Republican, I have a unique view as it pertains to the current state of political affairs in our country.

As an African-American, like so many of my peers, I am concerned about police brutality, the lack of economic and educational opportunities for our urban cities, and the complete disregard for criminal justice reform. Hearing the nominee of my party ignore these harsh truths and opt for words like "law and order" sounds like a coded message from an era in our history that should stay in the past.

Now, in no way am I saying that we shouldn't have rules or laws, but context is everything and the manner in which GOP nominee Donald Trump portrays our inner cities is as if they are the ailments of American society and should be exterminated and swiftly removed.

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