Five minutes after I returned home from the election night celebration with the Brazos County Democrats, as I was tuning the television to Barack Obama’s victory speech, three shots rang out. Gunmen fired into my dining room window, while my wife and 6-year-old daughter sat the table doing homework. They then smashed the rear window of my wife’s Durango before they sped off to the roar of a diesel engine.
I guess a segment of the fine law-and-order crowd in our Republican-dominated community couldn’t put up with the disappointment of losing an election, nor the presence among them of partisan Democrats who actually supported the idea of a black man becoming president. Perhaps that was too much to bear for the progeny of slave owners. So, they endangered my family’s life in order to release their violent inhibitions. (more…)