Congratulations, America. You played yourself.

I’m going to keep this short, but just know this.

A fascist authoritarian just took office, and the effects are already being felt. Lies are being presented as “alternative facts”, all to push the right-wing agenda. There are efforts to normalize racism as the “alt-right”. Marches took place all over the world to protest this fascist authoritarian the day after he took office, all of which will be pointless without strategic plans to bring about the change we seek.

Now we’re stuck with these Klansmen for four years. Even if said fascist authoritarian gets removed (either by impeachment or the 25th amendment), we’re still stuck with his VP and the House Speaker, both of whom are just as verifiably nuts but are experienced politicians. It’s only a few days into the dark ages, so buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Additional things to read/watch:

The Tale Of Two Americas

I learned early on in life that we live in two different Americas: one for whites, and the other for people of color. Most white people are only aware of the one they live in, whereas everyone else has to maneuver in both to survive.

We constantly have to analyze and adjust our demeanor and behavior in order to avoid being profiled, labeled, criminalized or murdered just for possessing melanin. What I wear, how I speak, where I go; nothing I do is spontaneous. When you’re black (and a product of the inner city), you don’t make it to 30 being careless. Yet, even when you do everything “right”, you could still die. The Tale Of Two Americas