Surprising no one who bothers to listen to people of color or listened to Trump, his voters were primarily motivated by racism.
Despite bipartisan support for discontinuing the war on drugs, Sessions is bringing it back. Fits perfectly with Sessions’ goal of putting more black people in prison. This is exactly why he was not a good fit for attorney general.
I’ve previously said as much but this is a much better articulated version. She has much better reasoning than I ever bothered with.
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve likely realized that racism doesn’t just exist at the fringes. Even if you aren’t in the KKK, you’re probably likely racist. The questions here will point out racist things that you may have done. It is a good exercise to remind us that we still have work to do.
Really, it’s great. We’ve all got a lot of catching up to do though. You shouldn’t expect a Person of Color to nicely educate you about how your privilege has been killing them. There are plenty of resources for you to learn on your own.
A guide to challenge your whiteness (if you are a white person) and actually help People of Color. In reading through it, I’ve noticed that some of my behavior is problematic and I’ll be working on changing it. As I make these improvemen, I’ll likely find other problematic things that I need to work. Truely fighting racism requires continuously examining your own whiteness and doing things to counteract it.
Trump has been president for 11 days and during this time, he has confirmed everything that was feared. He is doing exactly what he said that he would. While this comes at no surprise to those that were really paying attention, it has caught others off guard.
Trump has issued an executive order to build a wall along the Mexican border. There is no reason to build this wall. Illegal immigration from Mexico is at a near all-time low. It will also cost in the 10s of billions to construct. There are many better uses for this money. Despite Trump’s claim that Mexico will pay for it, we will be paying for it.
More recently, Trump signed an executive order banning all travel from 13 largely Muslim countries. This order was implemented immediately and those that were currently in transit when the order was signed were detained at the border. This order is specifically target at Muslims. This is wrong. Similar to when we turned away Jews during WWII, we are sending refugees back to die. This ban is not protecting us from anything. Even if it was, it is still wrong. This is only going to cause more people to radicalize and want to do us actual harm.
So far, Trump’s presidency has been marked with hatred. These are exactly the things that he campaigned on. If he has been pushing so hard in the first few days, where are we going to be at the end of 4 years?