Life as a minority: If someone the same race as you f*cks up, you are also f*cked. Even if you don’t know them. The negative trait gets added to white people’s collective database of what’s wrong with your racial group. One black is lazy? Then all blacks are lazy. One Korean student shoots his classmates? All Koreans are violent. And on and on.
Life as a white: If someone the same race as you f*cks up, only that person is f*cked. You’re fine. You’re good. You’re clean. Everyone gets judged for their own actions.
But how would it look if the worst of white America starts to define whiteness as a whole?
This is what it would look like if Trump called white people… the same as he described countless women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx Americans, Muslim Americans, LGTBQs, and other minority groups.
By the way, these slides are from the latest call to action by the Metropolitan Police of Washington, DC to identify the rioters from this week’s invasion of the Capitol. The reward can pocket you $1,000.
So those were the words of Donald Trump adapted to an imaginary world where he said them about whites instead of all the other groups he’s attacked. Racism must be felt first hand in your gut for you to truly understand. Thanks for going on this exercise.
Contributor: Kyle James Abraham