I can’t even count how many times I quoted and shared the first article. Very few people paid attention. Very few (White) people wanted to see Donald Trump in context. Just like with all the White Supremacist (and/or misogynist, and/or homophobic) shooters and terrorists, way too many people want Trump to be some monstrous aberration, rather than what he is: a noxious weed that could only grow in soil poisoned by White Supremacy for centuries. So, while we're celebrating being united in throwing him out of the White House (and hopefully into jail), let's put down our partying pitchforks long enough to take a deep breath, and take some accountability. From here on out, please pledge to take systems of oppression and the historically oppressed people who try to bring attention to them more seriously, so we don't end up with another Trump (or worse). Please stop being scared into thinking #blacklivesmatter and #antifa are any kind of threat. They are allies. Please stop thinking #defundthepolice is about lawlessness. It's about transparency, peace, and stability in our communities. ALL of them. Please stop thinking that #UniversalHealthcare or a #LivingWage or #immigration will hurt us. They will help us. ALL of us. basically, stop trusting the White Supremacist status quo, and start trusting science, and historically oppressed voices. That's how we get united in ways that will lead to a different, better future.
How it started: THE FIRST WHITE PRESIDENT
How it's going: THE WORST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY