Juneteenth and Trump’s Deplorable Ignorance

June 19, 2020

I am in the midst of giving students their grades for their first mid-term paper in a compressed summer session course at CSULB, so I don’t have time to work on a photoshopped image, but if someone out there could help me out, I have a request:

Please take the recent image of Trump standing in front of the parish house of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. and photoshop it so that he is instead holding up a copy of Ralph Ellison’s JUNETEENTH. Under that image I would like to run the caption:

“Nobody had ever heard of it.” — President Trump

Counting the days until the first Tuesday in November, 2020, when we can start the process of preparing to put this blithering illiterate on trial. If he is found guilty, I would recommend confinement to an air-conditioned and well-appointed prison library for an appropriate length of time so that he can spend time acquainting himself with the great writers of American fiction and poetry, beginning with a steady diet of African-American authors.

The sooner the Supreme Court rules on Vance, the better.