As we awakened this morning, predictably not knowing the official results of the presidential election, predictably subjected to Trump declaring victory prior to all votes being counted, America has lost regardless of who is declared the winner. Until we address White Supremacy and its global impact on all of our daily lives, America will be forever weakened. Moreover, America will continue its pretense of being a democracy while the rest of the world is in disbelief that a person as ignorant, uncouth, hateful and corrupt as Trump could be elected POTUS but as Dr. Eddie Glaude so eloquently stated, THIS IS US.
Americans don’t like to discuss race, racism, or anything unpleasant. We have been brainwashed to believe that we live in a democracy when the reality is quite different. Sadly, we can so easily unite around an athletic team’s victory while simultaneously ignoring the country’s ugly truth. To complicate and exacerbate our likelihood of overcoming the impact of America’s original sin, we watch non-white people embrace white nationalism and some blacks shill for their oppressor, for a price.
In the 1960’s America was embarrassed in to changing when photos and videos of fire hoses and police dogs used on civil rights protesters were broadcast around the world. In 2020, after videos have been broadcast of Blacks being subjected to police brutality and in some cases, murder, it seems America has no shame. THIS. IS. US.