***Note this isn't my Pro-Hillary post. I understand that she wasn't squeaky clean either. But I hate when people say they had to : "choose the best of two evils." Because that wasn't true. You can't compare Trump's evil to Hillary's. They aren't even on the same playing field.***
And to every minority that was attacked during this campaign season, I'm sorry. We'll figure it out. We'll get through this. Love still Trumps hate.
I have a confession to make: I’m southern. I know, it’s such a shock. Because I’m able to show my southern pride WITHOUT the use of the Confederate flag. *whispers* It can be done people! I’ve been lucky enough to live on every coast during the last two years, and I’ve noticed a few things about race and racism. It’s handled and revealed very differently in each community. Discussing race in the south is a game. Southern racism is all about denial and deflection. For example, an old classmate was discussing her grandfather’s time in the war. Now, she loved her grandfather. He was her hero. It took about 20 minutes for me to realize that the war she was referring to was the civil war. And he fought for the south. I noticed that she was avoiding naming the war, and I was curious-so I asked. She took it upon herself to begin defending the Civil War to me. She spent the rest of the conversation telling me that it wasn’t about slavery-it was about states' rights. So I asked her: what rights were the confederates fighting for? What right put them over the edge? She immediately got defensive and said the words that every millennial undercover racist says: “I’m not racist. I have black friends.” Newsflash: you can have an "African American friend" or date someone of another race, and still be racist. Lol and that’s when I knew it. She would rather defend herself-than acknowledge injustice. I’m not saying that you’re racist for voting for Trump. You may have actually believed in the policies of an unqualified candidate. I’m saying that you voted for a candidate that used racism to win an election. I’m saying that you chose the idea of a better economy over the basic rights of people. You chose the possibility of money and fame over humanity. Not every German who voted for Hitler considered themselves racist or xenophobic. I’m sure they were just "trying to better their economy" too. You view our reaction to Trump's speech as a feeling. To you, it's a feeling. Maybe it made you FEEL uncomfortable. To minorities-it was life-threatening. You get to choose whether you are affected by his words. We don't. You may not be racist, you may not hate me. But you made it very clear that you don't give a damn about me.
I don’t let people talk down to me. *shakes them haters off* I just don’t allow it. And for some reason, that REALLY bugs hoteps. (if you’re wondering what a Hotep is-click here). I shared my opinion on non-voters on election day. My educated opinion. And a Hotep had the nerve to call me uneducated. *laughs like Beyonce did when Keri Hilson tried to come for her* You can call me a lot of things. Trust me, I’ve heard it all. However, I will never let you call me uneducated. Because it’s false. Like that’s not an insult that can be based on opinion. If you’re going to come for me, come correct.
There are tons of articles on why White Feminism isn’t true feminism. So I’m not going to spend much time explaining that. Here's a cool video on it!
On election day, tons of women plastered their “I Voted” stickers on the grave of Susan B. Anthony. And I think that’s sweet. I believe that she was a trailblazer in her own light and way. But if you scream for Susan B. Anthony, and forget to acknowledge Sojourner Truth, then we may not believe in the same inclusive feminism. But if you want to learn about Sojourner Truth and other dope women of color who led the movement, then check this out!
Taylor Swift always has a ton to say about feminism. And that’s great. We need more people to speak on it openly. However, she was silent during this election. She felt the need to call Kanye out for a song lyric---but didn’t feel it necessary to let her fans know that guys couldn’t “grab you by the pussy.” There’s something that doesn’t sit well with me about that. The stats show that a majority of white women voted for Trump. And my question is: Why? Why was that ok? And again, not trying to be mean. I'm literally asking you: WHY? Do you not believe in your own rights? Or do you think that since YOU will be ok---it doesn't really matter? Feminism is a trendy buzzword, but sexism is welcome as long as it doesn't affect YOU---right?
A few Trump supporters have said, "I voted for the people that will surround Trump, not Trump." And to that I say:
1. No, Trump's name was on the ballot. You voted for Trump. Accept the blood on your hands.
2. It's only been a few days, but let's take a look at those people that will "surround" him:
A. There's Mike Pence. He's so well spoken, right? He can't be that bad. Wrong! While he was governor of Indiana he was in favor of sending money allocated to care for people with HIV/AIDS to organizations that provide conversion therapy.
B. Rudi Giuliani. Now, my heart hurts when I talk about him. Stop and Frisk was ruled unconstitutional for a reason. Racial profiling shouldn't be applauded.
C.Stephen Bannon. *face palms into a sigh* Stephen Bannon. I'm just going to ask you to dig deep into Bannon's past.
Are you ok with any of the above leading your country? Do you feel safe?
deserving strong condemnation."the deplorable conditions in which most prisoners are held
I had to constantly look this definition up during this election, because I never understood the ruckus around it. If the word deplorable offends you so much, then you probably are deplorable. *Kanye Shrugs* The language that was used during this election was ridiculous---lol but the anger over the word deplorable is a joke. You’re angry at being referred to as “bad”. I’m going to provide you with a list of things that are far more deplorable than being called deplorable:
i.Making fun of the handicapped
ii.Making fun of prisoners of war
iii.Being racist. Af.
v.Being endorsed by the KKK
Why are you allowed to hold on to that word--but ignore the others? The other words with actual meaning. The other words driven by hate. I don't understand.
You have the right to vote 3rd party. I get that. But don’t rant to me about how the third party vote was a vote for your conscious. Because you and I both know that Gary Johnson wasn't smart enough to run this country. His own running-mate admitted that he wasn’t the most qualified candidate. And while we’re on the subject of your conscious, let’s talk about that conscious of yours. You knew that your candidate wasn’t going to win. But you wanted to drive more attention to the third party, and I get that too. The two-party system isn't working for us. But you knew that your vote for a third party would ultimately help to elect a candidate that ran a campaign of hate and division. Was that worth it? Is your conscious happy? I’m not accusing you of anything-I’m asking. I want to know if you got the outcome you were hoping for. Was your “protest vote” worth it? Do you hate the establishment more than you hate racism, sexism, and xenophobia? Let me know.
Earlier this week, I posted this on Facebook:
“When did it become cool to not vote? You're not woke, you're probably a Hotep. Just like the guys who tried to push Birth of Nation, but refused to see Moonlight. What are you really promoting? What are you really saying? Does it make sense? If you don't vote I think you're entitled. And Ignorant. And lazy. And full of it. I think you're someone who is going to complain for the next few years-but you will never do anything to change/prevent the problem. And before y'all takeover my post-check my resume. I don't need your hotep-ish rants. And I get it, people aren't thrilled at the choices. One of those choices should literally be considered a joke-but i'm not even here to tell you who to vote for. It's not that kind of post. But you still have a duty. So stop throwing a tantrum. You are not a toddler. Grow up. Yes-you have the right not to vote. And If you're not voting-fine. (you probably aren't registered so my argument won't help). But don't lecture others about following your path. There are other things on that ballot. Unless you can explain why you don't approve of ANYTHING on that ballot-you're wrong.I would blame the education system on this-but I went to high school with most of you. So the ignorance is on you. I blame you.”
I still feel the same way. It is your right not to vote. I believe in your rights, even though your choice to use that right may have cost me mine. However, If you did not vote-I will never take your opinion seriously. Because you’re all talk. And that sickens me. People who choose to complain, but not act disgust me. And that’s with everything in life-not just politics. Don’t spend the rest of your life complaining. Being stagnant shouldn’t be your choice. You’re worth so much more than that. Your refusal to vote wasn’t a protest. Because you made a choice. You made a choice that we’re all trying to deal with now. There is blood on your hands.
I've lost respect for every TV preacher that supported Trump. *Kanye shrugs* And I don’t want to get into a debate over religion. Because I ACTUALLY believe in the division between Church and State. However, if you use your religion as an excuse to harm, belittle, disown, divide, and hate others-then I don’t believe it is the word of God. Because God is love. And that campaign was all hate.
This Is the kind of supporter that scares me. You wanted to hear what Trump was saying. You actually believe in the stereotypes that he roared. You want this country back. You want everyone who is not like you to leave. You believe that your downfalls are caused by another individual's win. You feel that your pain isn’t shared. You feel like this country belongs to you, and everyone else is just a visitor. And you are what’s wrong with the world today. To you-I can only speak words of love. Because you are filled with so much hate. I hope that you one day realize that your hate will not help you win. Your hate will not change your life for the better. Your hate will not make America great again.