I am disappointed and disheartened by the reaction to the results of this election. Born of a minority race and as the lesser sex in America, I have always been tied to a culture that is fearless and unbreakable. But today, I see nothing but defeat. Today the ignorance of the minority community and women are on the forefront. Today we became everything our ancestors fought hard not to be: weak and disabled with fear. I have no idea how to help people consumed with fear, clear their eyes, and gain vision. So I leave you with my thoughts:
Get out of your feelings and face the facts. Any and every one of you who are shocked have lived blindly. This election did not expose racism or bigotry. Those two things are apart of the American quilt and backbone. I understand that most of us are comfortable living with a minority president or a "minority-friendly" one (The Clintons, Kennedy), but minority value of life did not change during either of their presidencies. Obama was seen as one of the greatest presidents for change in America, but during his two terms, minorities and women were the most blatantly mistreated since we gained rights in this country. The president alone cannot change America for the good or bad. His power is not enough.
To the people that are discouraged, here are a few facts:
1. We survived Eisenhower, Roosevelt, & Reagan.
2. We survived 15 years of civil unrest and mistreatment during the Civil Rights Movement.
3. We can & will survive the next four years even if they bring about a harsh reality.
4. Look at Trump's lifestyle. He is not as conservative as he appears. He will either be America's karma or a hidden blessing.
Educate yourselves and use your talents, wisely, for productive things instead of memes and petty post. Blacks and women pride themselves on being strong and resilient, but we're not showing it. Instead we're joking about giving up our rights and fleeing. If a time ever comes to fight for your rights, fight! Fight with the same gusto you use to be petty, witty, and rebellious against your own. But for now, keep living as you always have. Today nothing has changed for you. Face the facts & get out of your feelings.
My post does not reference God because true believers do not allow events to dictate how much they rely on God's will. They trust in Him, regardless. If you consider yourself a believer, I suggest you start using the sense and ability that God has given you.