cannot be undone. We’ve already seen what a Trump presidency looks like. And it’s bad. And it’s only just begun.
Take a look at kids taunting Latinos with, “Build a Wall.” Or the numerous graffiti emblazoned with KKK and Nazi messages. Or the anti-Muslim assaults.
Asian Americans, think you’re safe?
LGBTQ, think you’re safe?
People with disabilities, how about you?
This will be a nation where the rape and assault of women will be dealt with a smirk and a roll of the eyes.
No matter what happens, this is what has awoken. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a red state or a blue state, it’s not going back to sleep.
In terms of the Electoral College debacle, a friend posted on Facebook that she thought a sound plan of action is to move to the red states.
I responded by saying that I lived in an all-white suburb in Minnesota, which is reliably a blue state. I also relayed my recent experiences here in Sunland where I overheard two of my white neighbors conspiring to rob me. In light of the recent uprisings of hate crimes as well as my own experiences, I told her that she’s asking people to become martyrs.
She responded by saying, “Dude” (not a good sign when a person retorts back with that) “I’m FROM the midwest.” She used elipses to, I suppose, articulate her umbrage. She then says she lived in a suburb of Chicago but her neighbors were awesome.
Good for her for her idyllic life.
Those were not my experiences. And they are not the experiences of these people either.