This guy is invited to the cookout.
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:
I absolutely love U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren! Not only does she fight for the greater good of EVERY American, but she will call out idiocy with documentation!
I’ve been in a daze for the past few days. 2016 has been a pretty crappy year overall, but this past Tuesday just confirmed it:
In less than 7 weeks, Donald Trump will take office as President of the United States of America. … Cheeto Satan is the next President, and 2016 can officially suck it.
Remember to vote! It’s not just about the presidential race; local elections matter more!
(PSA via Save the Day)
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
The conversations surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest of the National Anthem has gone way past ridiculous. People are burning his jersey, calling him un-American, and the Santa Clara police department has even threatened to stop patrolling 49ers games.
Oh, the irony.
Since common sense is rare these days, let’s clarify some of the information that’s floating around the media. … The Truth About Kaepernick-gate
With every modern-day lynching of a black person by law enforcement, even though I don’t personally know the fallen soul, I enter a state of grieving.
That’s why this video from Evelyn From The Internets is so relevant: “Calling In Black”. … Calling In ‘Black’