I’m catching Hell, and so is Hancock County, Tennessee

Maya Angelou has a quote that fits President Donald Trump’s behavior toward Black Americans:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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Black Americans are uncomfortable with Donald Trump because we believe that words matter! President Trump has a history of negative views on Black Americans. The “Central Park Five1 ” case in which five teenage boys – commonly known as the Central Park Five – spent the better part of a decade in jail after being falsely accused of rape. Donald Trump believed the men were guilty even when someone else admitted to the rape.

Donald Trump’s most infamous case of trying to discredit Black Americans is using the birther movement to attack President Obama.

Donald Trump started the conversation in 2011 by questioning the citizenship of President Obama2 .  Obama responded to Donald Trump at the Correspondents’ Dinner later that year. Here’s a Youtube video with President Obama’s Comments:

Donald Trump found out in the above video what can happen when you step into the arena with someone who can “Play the Dozens3 .”

President Trump can’t Intimidate Minorities

Now that Donald Trump is President, he appears to have a problem with minorities speaking out against him. President Trump himself questions the 2016 election on Nov. 27, 20164 . When Congressman John Lewis expresses his opinion about the election, Donald Trump tweets, “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results.” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter on January 14, 2017. “All talk, talk, talk — no action or results. Sad!” This excerpt came from a New York Times article5 on January 15, 2017.

Americans are constantly told by Donald Trump that African-Americans and Hispanics in the United States are “living in hell” because inner cities are so dangerous6 .

Poverty is found in many parts of the United States. Jay Harold will highlight some non-urban areas with a low Black American population that may meet Donald S. Trump’s definition of “living in hell.” The second area (Owsley County, Ky was the first) Jay Harold will spotlight is a county located in the Central Appalachia Region of Tennessee and provides residents and visitors with a beautiful rural atmosphere year-round. The county is Hancock County.

The 2015 U.S. American Factfinder Census states that 30 African-Americans lived among 6642 people in Hancock County. That’s 0.5% of the total population. The table below from the U.S. Census shows the demographics of the county.

I’m catching Hell, and so is Hancock County, Tennessee

Some people are catching hell in Hancock County!



Total population 6,642 ***** 6,642 (X)
One race 6,549 +/-32 98.6% +/-0.5
Two or more races 93 +/-32 1.4% +/-0.5
One race 6,549 +/-32 98.6% +/-0.5
White 6,470 +/-10 97.4% +/-0.1
Black or African American 30 +/-22 0.5% +/-0.3
The median household income in Hancock County was $26,898 according to the 2015 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census. Here’s some more data below is from the U.S. Census.

Jay Harold has discussed Black American’s economic status, “Black Household Incomes Below National Average.” African Americans median household income for 2013 was $34,560 according to The U.S. Census 2013 American Factfinder. Black Americans had an 83.8% high school graduation rate vs. 73.3% for Hancock County according to the same census survey.

You would think that this is the Southside of Chicago or Congressman John Lewis’s district. Maybe a black county in Mississippi or Alabama. You would be wrong, my friend! I wonder if President Trump was aware of this data when he tried to shame Congressman Lewis?

I’m catching Hell, and so is Hancock County, Tennessee


The data suggests that while Black Americans are struggling economically, there are places in the United States that are also in terrible shape. It’s like that famous quote,”The pot calling the kettle black.” Jay Harold prays that we move forward and help Hancock County and other places in similar economic condition thrive again.

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  1. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-central-park-five-still-guilty-wrongfully-convicted-1989-rape-case-nyc-a7351231.html
  2. http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/15/politics/donald-trump-obama-birther-united-states/
  3. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1994-02-11/features/1994042244_1_mothers-dirty-dozens-censures
  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/28/donald-trump-is-making-a-strong-case-for-a-recount-of-his-own-2016-election-win/?utm_term=.be5e8bca04b5
  5. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/15/us/politics/trumps-race-john-lewis.html?_r=0
  6. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-says-african-americans-and-hispanics-are-living-in-hell_us_57e9ddbee4b082aad9b694bf
  7. https://www.census.gov/search-results.html?q=hancock+county%2C+tn&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=submit&page=1&stateGeo=none&searchtype=web&cssp=SERP

I’m catching Hell, and so is Hancock County, Tennessee

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