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(3,408 posts)
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:31 PM Dec 2019

Damon Young, [theroot]"I will never forgive white people for Donald Trump"


... I’m reminded, again, of exactly who elected him, exactly why he was elected, exactly who still supports him, and exactly who I hold responsible for this happening. And I’m reminded, again, that I’ll never forgive white people for doing this.

I’m aware that this feeling transmutes white Americans into a collective; distilling a demographic of hundreds of millions down to its least desirable parts. While “not all white people” has become the canonical clichéd reply to this sort of charge, it is also not false. Not all white people voted for Trump. Not all white people support Trump. And sometimes it feels wildly unfair to lump all in with the undesirables. But being fair to white people feels, well, irrational today. It feels dumb to offer a benefit of the doubt while knowing that 54 percent of whites either voted for a racist specifically because he’s racist or didn’t believe racism mattered enough to lose a vote. It feels stupid when realizing that this majority isn’t just the frothing seas of MAGA, but also the white people who seem to be otherwise…decent. A morning shift barista at your favorite neighborhood coffee shop. A co-worker you share silly memes and quiche recipes with...

Damon Young, [theroot]"I will never forgive white people for Donald Trump" (Original Post) RestoreAmerica2020 Dec 2019 OP
Neither will I. (and I'm white) FiveGoodMen Dec 2019 #1
That's exactly what I was going to say. SMDH Blue_playwright Dec 2019 #8
Wow. Let's divide Americans even further. Scotch-Irish Dec 2019 #2
I agree. virgogal Dec 2019 #11
Don't blame me exboyfil Dec 2019 #3
It's not just the political whiteness that makes them hypocrites, they're aided and abetted Karadeniz Dec 2019 #4
I'm Faux pas Dec 2019 #5
Me, too. And, Aristus Dec 2019 #7
I don't see how this is helpful. flibbitygiblets Dec 2019 #6
Is it possible Faux pas Dec 2019 #9
bookmarking rzemanfl Dec 2019 #10
Meh n/t Devil Child Dec 2019 #12
It's a legitimate condemnation. Paladin Dec 2019 #13
Maybe if more people had voted for Clinton, Tump would not have won... Nitram Dec 2019 #14
Backlash Virginiaboy154 Dec 2019 #15


(464 posts)
2. Wow. Let's divide Americans even further.
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:36 PM
Dec 2019

Not a good idea for those of us who have fought for racial equality for six decades.


(21,709 posts)
4. It's not just the political whiteness that makes them hypocrites, they're aided and abetted
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:51 PM
Dec 2019

By their hypocritical spirituality.


(7,220 posts)
6. I don't see how this is helpful.
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:34 PM
Dec 2019

More division is not what is needed. Most of America is white, and many of them are stupid and awful. Do we really want to alienate the ones who are fighting with everything we have to rid the world of this monster?

Faux pas

(14,402 posts)
9. Is it possible
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 03:02 PM
Dec 2019

to be more divided? The orange madman came in with a sledgehammer. We can't fight that with unicorns and nerf balls. Just MHO tho.


(27,816 posts)
13. It's a legitimate condemnation.
Thu Dec 19, 2019, 04:48 PM
Dec 2019

And I say that as a white person, a lifelong Democrat, and a vehement anti-racist, whose hatred of trump knows no bounds.


(5 posts)
15. Backlash
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:08 AM
Dec 2019

I am willing to bet this author is one of those people who blew me off when I tried to discuss the growing white non metro non college backlash that was developing even before Obama. Now he is disappointed and pissed.I travel between several bubbles. My home base college educated AAs a multi racial bubble, my gay bubble and a exurban white male bubble from high school. I had no idea Trump would become President but I had a feeling that some politician was rise up and effectively channel this white backlash. I was mentally prepared. This author wasn't.

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