Damon Young, [theroot]"I will never forgive white people for Donald Trump"
... Im 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 Im reminded, again, that Ill never forgive white people for doing this.
Im 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 hes racist or didnt believe racism mattered enough to lose a vote. It feels stupid when realizing that this majority isnt 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...
Not a good idea for those of us who have fought for racial equality for six decades.
By their hypocritical spirituality.
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?
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.
And I say that as a white person, a lifelong Democrat, and a vehement anti-racist, whose hatred of trump knows no bounds.
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.