One thing I can say about Donald Trump is he is an equal opportunity offender. During racist, bigoted, hate-filled campaign that, incredibly, led to his election as America’s 45th president, the man insulted damn near everyone who wasn’t a white man.
As a black man, I was taken aback by his demeaning attitude towards the black community, coupled later during his campaign by his awkward, half-hearted attempt to gain black votes.
Trump was offensive even when he was trying to be sincere to black America.
“You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed…. what the hell do you have to lose?,” Trump said.
Damn, I guess I am lucky no one broke into my house and stole my computer before I wrote this piece.
His outreach to the black community demonstrated his total ignorance, and complete lack of insight he has of black folk.
Nonetheless, there is a silver lining to the Trump-phenomena.
Trump’s message of hate has quite literally pulled the hoods off of most of the undercover racists, who now feel justified to express their racism since the president-elect is a racist, bigot himself.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), there have been more than 400 incidents of hateful acts and intimidation in the eight days since the election. Exactly 136 of the acts have been anti-immigrant, and 89 acts have targeted African-Americans. (See the SPLC chart)