How Can Black People Trust Anyone?

So, I’m going to get straight to the point, son. After the preposterous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, I want everyone reading this to ask themselves a serious question: how are minorities really supposed to trust White people? Look, I know a number of our White counterparts like to believe they’re allies, but look at all of this from our perspective. All I can say is, at the end of the day, rallies like this prove that it’s impossible for us to decipher who’s really on our side.

Now, before I continue, I’d like to tell everyone a true story about myself. So, during my high school years, I went to a boarding school called the Taft School. Moving on, there was a White guy I was down with for most of my four years there. Keeping it a buck, I really thought this dude was one of my closest friends. For obvious reasons, I’ll keep his name to myself.

In any case, the second semester of our senior year rolled around and we started to get our college letters. Now, him and I both applied to Tufts University. Needless to say, I got in and he didn’t. Anyway, I happened to be walking behind him one day and I heard him tell another White kid that I only got in because of affirmative action. Keep in mind, I had a higher GPA than him, got a better SAT score, was involved in more extracurricular activities and played the same amount of sports. To be real, I was crushed, man.

Look, I was never one to be naive about racism, son. However; at 17 years old, I just wanted to believe that “not everyone was like that.” But, being honest, what was I supposed to think after that? In my head, if a White person I was cool with looked at me that way, then how does the rest of their community view me? All I know is, that particular incident completely changed the way I interact with White people. It’s sad to say, but even in the friendships I have now, a small part of me is always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

With all of that being said, let’s bring it back to Charlottesville. Now, folks would like us to believe that all of the protesting bigots are just poor and uneducated White people. In reality, these are people who are a part of every industry. These are people who I work with on a daily basis. These are people who are in positions of power and influence. Ultimately, that’s my point, man. As minorities, we never really know who we’re interacting with. Shit, we think people are cool until they show their true colors. By and by, that’s all Charlottesville was/is: racists feeling free enough to actually exposes themselves.

In the end, I don’t know what else to say here. Frankly, I don’t think anyone can blame minorities for being distrustful of the White majority. Listen, every time we think we have an ally, they flip the script on us. Hell, I know this from personal experience, son. All in all, these are the times when racism feels like a never-ending problem in America. *Sigh* That’s all I’ve got for today, man. LC out.

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A Letter To Trump: The Hate ‘On Many Sides’

Dear Donald Trump,

You’ve really dropped the ball on this one, man. I mean, you drop the ball on most things, but you’ve really missed an opportunity here. For someone who claims to be “tough,” your inability to condemn White Supremacists is cowardly at best. Nazi/Ku Klux Klan enthusiasts took over Charlottesville, Virginia and you couldn’t even mention them by name. Instead, you spoke of imaginary hate “on many sides.” All I want to know is, when will you stop cozing up to the bigots who put you in office?

Now, to be clear, racists helped put you in office. Don’t believe me? Just ask David Duke. The former Imperial Wizard of the KKK said as much when he attacked you on Twitter. He was upset that you spoke against the Unite the Right rally, claiming that they’re just fulfilling your vision. Wait, let me say that again, son. The former leader of the KKK believes that the alt-right is fulfilling YOUR vision. At this point, I don’t give a fuck if you believe that you’re racist or not. All you need to know is, racists believe in YOUR message. Frankly, it empowers them to take their bigotry to the streets.

With all of that being said, let’s examine how you’ve handled this situation. After counter-protesters took to the streets to confront your swastika-wearing/Confederate flag-waving supporters, James Alex Fields decided to spring into action. To further the White Nationalist agenda, Fields took his car and plowed into a group of counter-protesters. In the process, he injured 19 people and killed Heather Heyer. Now, after ALL of that, you STILL couldn’t bring yourself to condemn White Supremacists. My God, you’re a fucking disgusting human being, man!

On the real, I’m glad that even Republicans are calling you out on your bullshit. Look, this isn’t the time to pussyfoot on this issue, man. Bruh, it’s so easy for you to call EVERYTHING Radical Islamic Terrorism, but you can’t say a word about domestic terrorism. The fact of the matter is, homegrown terrorists are WAY more dangerous to American citizens than ISIS and al-Qaeda combined! But, here you are, still pandering to your racist ass base instead of comforting the country. All in all, it seems as if bipartisanship knows no bounds, son.

In the end, fuck you, bruh! You’re one of the worst things that’s ever happened to this country, and that’s saying a lot. Keeping it a buck, the current climate of the United States rests squarely on your shoulders. Shit, your rhetoric gave them the platform to rise up. By and by, there aren’t “many sides” here. A White Supremacist murdered a woman and you’re too much of a bitch to admit it. Ultimately, this is exactly what you’re not my President.

Sincerely,

A man who legitimately hates everything about you