I grew up learning that the color of someone’s skin was not reflective of their beliefs, behaviors, thoughts, feelings, or emotions. I grew up learning that the color of someone’s skin was not what defined them.
I’ve wrestled with whether or not to write about Trump since the election for several reasons and I often found myself at a loss for words as I thought about the topic.
These Trump supporters want us to know that they smile at African-Americans and hold the door for them when they are entering buildings. They think it’s important that we understand they have a Hispanic coworker or a favorite gay waiter they treat as a friend and, therefore, have their tender feelings hurt when they are called mean names like “racist” or “homophobe.”
Chairman of the American Nazi Party, Rocky J. Suhayda was surprised — but impressed — that Donald Trump gave a position of influence to Bannon.
Black students at the University of Pennsylvania have been added to two different GroupMes en masse. The groups are entitled “TRUMP IS LOVE” and “Mud Men” and both contain extremely racist language and images.
Is this “making America great again???”
Here are the stories of those who have been assaulted or harassed by people who now believe that only some colors and creeds get to be American citizens. It is ugly. It is scary. It is very painful.
I’m not a religious woman, but I’ll call upon my dad in that booth. I’ll hope if there is an afterlife, he’s watching out. I’ll hope if he’s been reincarnated, he’s that cute squirrel that hangs out in our backyard. I’ll hope that he knows some people are still trying to create the future he believed in.