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Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:31 PM

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

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... 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...



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Reply Damon Young, [theroot]"I will never forgive white people for Donald Trump" (Original post)
RestoreAmerica2020 Dec 2019 OP
FiveGoodMen Dec 2019 #1
Blue_playwright Dec 2019 #8
Scotch-Irish Dec 2019 #2
virgogal Dec 2019 #11
exboyfil Dec 2019 #3
Karadeniz Dec 2019 #4
Faux pas Dec 2019 #5
Aristus Dec 2019 #7
flibbitygiblets Dec 2019 #6
Faux pas Dec 2019 #9
rzemanfl Dec 2019 #10
Devil Child Dec 2019 #12
Paladin Dec 2019 #13
Nitram Dec 2019 #14
Virginiaboy154 Dec 2019 #15

Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:33 PM

1. Neither will I. (and I'm white)

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:55 PM

8. That's exactly what I was going to say. SMDH

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:36 PM

2. Wow. Let's divide Americans even further.

 

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

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Response to Scotch-Irish (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 03:29 PM

11. I agree.

 

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:47 PM

3. Don't blame me

I have known what he is for a long time.

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:51 PM

4. It's not just the political whiteness that makes them hypocrites, they're aided and abetted

By their hypocritical spirituality.

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:04 PM

5. I'm

with him, I'm white.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:46 PM

7. Me, too. And,

me too.

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:34 PM

6. I don't see how this is helpful.

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?

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 03:02 PM

9. Is it possible

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.

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 03:18 PM

10. bookmarking

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 04:33 PM

12. Meh n/t

 

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 04:48 PM

13. It's a legitimate condemnation.

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

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 11:35 PM

14. Maybe if more people had voted for Clinton, Tump would not have won...

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:08 AM

15. Backlash

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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