Without having to say it, I am sure most Americans were aware of the ‘Race Ladder’ issue in our society. This was commonly evident in the South in slavery years. The original racial hierarchy chart is a pyramid with African Americans on the bottom, Asians, Latinos, and Native Americans above them, most “new” immigrants, “old” immigrants (but not Irish), poor white WASPS (White Anglo Saxon Protestants), “Middle Class” WASPS, and on top, Wealthy WASPS. America has deviated from the race ladder as we started to accept one another based on personality, not color. Currently however, there has been a man who has people restoring the concept of racial hierarchy which is not only concerning, but it is toxic as well. This man is named Donald Trump. I am sure you have heard of this man, but if you have not, here is a brief summary: a racist air head who thinks that by having loads of money justifies his ridiculous notions. Oh, I forgot to mention the worst part, he is running for president.
Many people believe that because we have had a black president for the past 8 years, it caused people to lash out and go for Trump, even if they don’t know what he promotes/supports. As much as I hate to talk about Trump because I believe he does not deserve attention, we have to call him out, because if we do not, he will continue to spread hate and ignorance.
Here are 6 situations where Donald Trump has been racist:
- The Justice Department sued his company twice for not renting to black people. Apparently, the company quoted different rental terms and conditions to black candidates than they did to white candidates. Sometimes, they when black people would agree to the terms and conditions, they would tell them that the apartments were not available. When caught, the company said it would not happen again without admitting that they did something wrong. Three years later, the same situation happened: the apartments were suddenly not available to blacks.
- He didn’t censure white supremacists who were campaigning for him. Clearly, he did not stop them because he IS a white supremacist. When asked about the situation and how groups like the Ku Klux Klan were campaigning for him, Trump simply stated he couldn’t condemn a group he hasn’t researched about. It is evident that he wanted to avoid saying that he does not mind the KKK rooting for him. The Monday following the interview, when asked again about the situation, he says, “I do censure Duke (former leader of KKK),” and did not say so before because of a “lousy earpiece.” He shouldn’t be running for president, he should be running for something he excels at: World’s Biggest Excuse Maker.
- The Ridiculous “Birtherism” Theory. If you have not heard of this theory, it basically is a theory saying that President Obama was not born in the United States therefore is an illegitimate president. According to Trump himself, he had sent people to Hawaii to investigate whether or not Obama was born there. Obama, being the classy guy he is, put these ridiculous and relentless conspirators to rest by releasing his birth certificate.
- Trump’s persistent hypocrisy. If you all don’t watch politics, I am happy to fill you in on how Trump speaks in public: he bashes a race/religion, then claims to love that same race/religion. For example, he says Muslims are terrorists and how we should ban them from coming into America, then claims to have friends that are Muslims. Any Muslim in their right mind would not want to be his friend, frankly speaking. He says things like, “I love the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks.” He refers to them like objects.
- He avoids having to confront racism/hatred. https://youtu.be/OeYTpzz6pxs . (1:14-1:25) (2:08-2:39) The times I put in parantheses are the times in the link leading to the footage of non-white Americans being attacked at a Trump rally. Ironically, the footage was taken in Birmingham, if you know your history well, Birmingham was the city where racism ended after the Civil Rights Revolution. If you would like to watch the entire video, feel free to do so, it has interesting points and is riveting to see.
- He called supporters who beat up a homeless Latino man passionate. Trump is the catalyst of hate crimes. One of the two men arrested for the crime said, “Donald Trump was right– all these illegals need to be deported.” After the news release, Trump claimed that these men had “well intentions and they want to make America great again.”
But at the end of the day, we have to think, Trump might be the one preaching hate, however, American citizens have the choice to listen to it or to ignore it.
Here are some quotes Donald Trump has said in the past,
“I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.” Does anyone know if he means paying money-wise or paying figuratively?
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people.” Damn Donald, back at it again with the stereotypical comments about a race that isn’t white.
“My IQ is one of the highest — and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure; it’s not your fault.” I’m 100% sure no one feels too dumb around him.
“Our great African-American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore.” Oh wow, the stereotypical comments don’t stop.
“One of they key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace. Good people don’t go into government.” This is funny in so many ways.
Moral of the story: Don’t be ignorant, don’t vote for Trump, and don’t be involved in hate crimes.
All 3 of those don’ts fall under the first don’t: if you aren’t ignorant, you wouldn’t vote for Trump nor would you be involved in a hate crime 🙂