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Dear White People: Donald Trump Is Happening Because You’re Scared Of Black People, So Don’t Be!

Both Donald Trump and Trump supporters seem to be perplexed that a campaign full of unambiguous antagonism towards people who don’t happen to be White has created the type of climate where what happened in Chicago last weekend happens. Which is like someone who happens to be lactose intolerant drinking an Oreo shake and then complaining all night about a stomachache. (Which is exactly what I did on Friday. Because my willpower vacillates from “six-year-old” to “crackhead.”)

Of course, the message from Trump and his followers is that President Obama is to blame for this atmosphere. Which is true, I guess, the same way it’s true that the guy who invented rap is responsible for Tyga.

The reality, as Slate’s Jamelle Bouie recently articulated, is that Trump is happening because many of you believe Obama inverted America’s true racial hierarchy:

For millions of white Americans who weren’t attuned to growing diversity and cosmopolitanism, however, Obama was a shock, a figure who appeared out of nowhere to dominate the country’s political life. And with talk of an “emerging Democratic majority,” he presaged a time when their votes—which had elected George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan—would no longer matter. More than simply “change,” Obama’s election felt like an inversion. When coupled with the broad decline in incomes and living standards caused by the Great Recession, it seemed to signal the end of a hierarchy that had always placed white Americans at the top, delivering status even when it couldn’t give material benefits.

In a 2011 paper, Robin DiAngelo—a professor of multicultural education at Westfield State University—described a phenomenon she called “white fragility.” “White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves,” she writes. “These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium.”

Ultimately, both Trump’s campaign and what happened in Chicago are the results of Angry While White; the anger coming from the idea that Obama’s ascension made your American Whiteness less valuable. Which, in turn, stems from a fear of Blackness. Of Black people. Of Black spaces. Of Black coffee. Of Lance Stephenson. The Blacker America becomes — and no, it doesn’t seem to matter if this spread of Blackness is real or perceived — the scarier it gets. And this fear is very real.

It’s very likely that at least part of this fear is due, at least subconsciously, to guilt. The idea that, once the hierarchy is completely inverted, we (Black people) will treat you the same way you’ve treated us. And not post-racial racism treatment either, but some first week of Roots type shit. Of course, that wouldn’t happen. Having White slaves seems too time-consuming, and we (Black people) generally aren’t big fans of the bookkeeping necessary to keep Jim Crow logistically viable. (Also, related, Trump is an example of what artificial sunlight can do to White skin. And we just don’t want to chance what would happen if we exposed you to prolonged Southern sun. That would be cruel and unusual.)

Mostly, though, you — and I’m speaking both to Trump supporters and those who’ve allowed the conditions that have created Trump supporters to go unchallenged — just seem to be scared of us. Of a permeating Blackness infecting and swallowing everything in its path. The Smoke Monster from Lost, essentially. And while I know this fear exists, I’m completely in the dark (heh) about how it manifests in your minds. Like, how would a Blacker America look? How does this Blackness Boogeyman appear? Do you fear we’d replace the Pledge of Allegiance with Deck’s verse from Triumph? Appoint Justin Slayer Secretary of State? Rename “Texas” to “That Place That’s Really Mexico So We’re Just Gonna Start Calling It Mexico Again Because Why Not?” Make it a federal crime to place an uninvited fingertip on a Black woman’s hair? Go back to the days where a man delivered milk to your doorstep every week, but have that man be the grits and greens man instead? (Actually, a grits and greens man sounds kinda awesome.) Invite Tyler Perry to the Oscars? (Actually, that scares us too.)

And yes, a Blacker America would have some aesthetic changes. Some of the pictures on the wall would change. And we’d make some room on Mount Rushmore for Harriet Tubman and Stringer Bell. But that’s pretty much it. Cities would still function, banks would stay open, and Downton Abbey would still air.

But if you still want America to be great — and not some Sucralose, artificially nostalgic great, but actual great — you can’t allow this fear to allow you to vote Trump for president. And, if that’s not enough of an incentive, just think of the amazing cookout we’ll throw if this doesn’t happen. Picture the tables and tables full of savory grits and sparkling grits and awkwardly tasty pork. And yes, you can even bring a dish too! Just not the potato salad.

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • This “violence” is nothing more than the proverbial chickens coming home to roost. You cannot spew vitriol and hate and then expect people to give you a fair shake.

    Shut the fc uk up and realize that your kind is not wanted. The revolution WILL be televised and ninjas will milly rock with glee at your demise.

    • Gbadebo

      Exactly. This orange chicken is at the podium offering to pay the legal fees of his supporters who have and will assault any protesters. This tangerine duck literally said he would look into paying the legal fees of the old cowbi tch who sucker punched dude walking up the stairs….what else has to happen for his supporters to realize he’s the same conman he has always been? Now he’s sitting up on that podium, playing into the deepest hatreds of America. Blame the minorities, blame the immigrants, our poor country, our poor military.
      Look at this dude’s life??? He is everything “conservative” America CLAIMS they don’t want in a politician.

      • NonyaB

        Sir! What did delicious chicken and duck ever do to you to deserve this reference?! Please go for “irradiated orange vulture” or “apocalypse orange vulture” next time.

    • Gbadebo

      The only difference between Trump and your friendly neighborhood drug dealer is Trump was born with millions….and Trump will incite racists to win.

    • Walter S Hemingway

      My exaact words that I use over and over again. “proverbial chickens coming home to roost” and they mad at us… they made this bed…. Well we made it and they make us sleep outside…

    • J&J Security

      YASSSSSS! The revolution WILL be televised!!!!!!!!!!

  • miss t-lee

    Shout out to Chicago #doe.

    • Epsilonicus

      Trump better not run up in Baltimore.

      • miss t-lee

        I don’t see that going well, either.

        • Epsilonicus

          I am sure his people will keep him out the city. they saw how folks shut it down last year.

          • miss t-lee

            Indeed.

          • PhlyyPhree

            You can look at the places he’s been recently. He’s definitely choosing areas where his demo is thick. I think Chicago was a misstep because he THOUGHT that his supporters would out number the protesters and he didn’t count on the several groups organizing into one cohesive unit of protest. Had that not happened? Chicago would have been business as usual for him.

            • Epsilonicus

              Trump would be better off in Harford County, the shore or in western Maryland

              • PhlyyPhree

                Oh God. I don’t even wanna think about the clusterfuck he could cause in Harford County. You know there are times when I lament about the fact that I’m not there permanently, but man. This ain’t one of those times.

                • Epsilonicus

                  Harford County has so many upset white working class folks. Those are Trump’s people.

                  • L8Comer

                    Is that the part of Maryland that wanted to secede from the rest of the state? I stay away from those parts..

                    • Epsilonicus

                      It is more like the trailer park of MD. Harford County and the area around Annapolis/Glen Burnie

                    • L8Comer

                      Mmmm okay. Lived my whole life in Md, and untill a few years I had no idea those types of places existed. I’ve always stayed around silver spring, Rockville area, and Baltimore,

                    • Epsilonicus

                      Those areas you listed are where most of the Black people live, in the center of the state. In the mountains and on the shore it can look a bit crazy.

                    • DiamondIsMyRealName

                      Especially those mountains! Had to travel to Frostburg, MD once for work. That’s some ol’ wrong turn type ish out there!!

                    • Epsilonicus

                      I stay away from Frostburg if I can.

                    • AquaTeamV3

                      Maryland’s demographics are really interesting like that. You stay close to the District and it’s cool. When you start drifting away from PG/Montgomery it can get really Confederate-like. I’ve been through certain areas outside of Annapolis where I honestly wouldn’t feel 100% comfortable stopping to get gas.

                    • L8Comer

                      I knowwww.. I had that unfortunate experience a few years back. I was shocked b/c that’s not my view of MD.

                    • I would love to visit out there. And see some cool data viz examples of the distribution of wealth in Maryland.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      Wealth is mostly concentrated in central MD, around DC suburbs, northern Baltimore County. Baltimore City is the poorest part of central MD and then there is poverty on the shore and in the mountains. I found this map for Baltimore City

                  • TeeChantel

                    Don’t forget Cecil County too….

            • Walter S Hemingway

              Or he saw the opportunity to play the victim. The man is an evil genius.

              • Tambra

                Well he has people hoodwinked into thinking he is a great businessman, even when the evidence is there to prove otherwise. You would think that he started his first business as an itinerant salesman the way his defenders carry on.

            • Cheech

              I think he went to UIC (or head-faked it anyway) because he knew EXACTLY what would happen, and he wanted video of it, so he could sell his narrative that black people are a threat and stir up his yayhoo supporters. He’s deliberately stirring up stuff that makes his crowd afraid, so that he can look tough “standing up to it.” Total straw man show.

          • Sigma_Since 93

            We finally caught on to how we tries uses public spaces for private events. It was like timing up a boxer’s jab and hitting him with the cross.

      • Homer Alonzo La Rue

        On everything.

      • Ess Tee

        Run up and get done up in Baltimore.

        • fxd8424

          “Run up and get done up”
          LOL. I love it.

      • kingpinenut

        He’s on the way bruh.

      • You Ain’t no Guest You Family

        Oooh, I wish a mufuggga WOULD try to come up in this b itch!

    • Homer Alonzo La Rue

      Bun B had it right tho, a lot of those protestors were students. If the rest of Chicago blackness descended on that rally…

      • miss t-lee

        So, so true.

    • Gbadebo

      My conservative acquaintances are all up in arms about how Trump’s supporters’ freedom of speech has been encroached upon…
      They didn’t G-A-F about “freedom of speech” for all of the protestors and non-protestors who happened to be black and were forced out and/or assaulted.

      • PhlyyPhree

        I laughed so loudly at that. There was a young lady I met at the rally who had a sign she wanted to bring in regarding his disparaging comments about illegal immigrants. She was told she couldn’t bring in her home made sign because it posed a security risk, however I saw soooo many signs of Hilary as a witch and Obama as a tyrant.
        The young lady was all mad and indignant about her second amendment rights being violated. I just told her “welcome to America”.

      • miss t-lee

        Are they forgetting that freedom of speech works both ways?

        • Deeds

          Thank You, I’m so tired of ppl using freedom of speech when someone protests what they say. Like I don’t think you really know what that means.

          • miss t-lee

            Exactly. Folks have it twisted.

        • MissMiamiHeatNation

          I don’t think we were invited to the meeting, that quite possibly went like this:
          White man: Dem nigguhs ain’t got no freedom
          The end.
          Sad that Donald is showing us how divided and ignorant America really is.

          • miss t-lee

            It’s front and center now, folks can no longer deny it.

          • Tambra

            Bear in mind 20% of Trump supporters believe that slavery should not have been abolished. Then again they are not the real racist, it is only Barry and those who support him who are.

        • Betty’s Babygirl

          Nope. They’re wishing we weren’t free.

      • Walter S Hemingway

        They always seem to pick up the discussion right when they can play the victim.

    • Tonja (aka Cheeks)

      Yes. I was prouder dinna mug.

      • miss t-lee

        I know you were beaming!

    • Ari

      I’m so proud.

      • miss t-lee

        You should be!

    • KB

      I was proud of my Chicago folks for what I saw.

  • These white folks don’t know about the hood yet… you can’t come to Detroit, Bmore, DC etc. With that bs…

    They gon learn real quick that Trump can’t stop them from catching these hands.

    We ain’t praying for yall. .. we gon whoop dat a $$ when you try it.

  • Quirlygirly

    I have a few comments/thoughts

    1. Isn’t Downton Abbey cancelled?
    2. The inventor of rap can cite unforeseen occurrence as to being responsible for Tyga
    3. To see these clashes remind me of the 60s- all that is missing is police dogs biting people and water hoses spraying people. Fear, the media and Drumptf has done a good job of riling people up to destructive action and inability to think critically about what will happen he does take office. We see the reaction to this man in America, I can’t imagine how the world will react. What is going on does have broader implications than just this part of the world.

    • Epsilonicus

      It is not cancelled. The show is done.

      • Quirlygirly

        oh ok- I knew it was off the air just didn’t know what happened.

        • Epsilonicus

          The plan was only to do a few seasons.

    • Cleojonz

      There was a pepper spray incident recently. I think visually it’s pretty close to the water hose photos.

  • Val

    I’m really not understanding the protests. Trump and his supporters are destroying the Republican Party. That is a good thing. It needs to be destroyed and re-built as a Party whose foundation is conservatism and not racism.

    And that new Party would be so good for Black folks. For so long the Republicans and Democrats have been playing good cop/ bad cop with us. And that has limited our political choices and our political power. If there are two viable Parties instead of just one then both will have to work for our votes.

    So I hope these protesters, while I appreciate their courage, will stop protesting and let Trump become the Republican Nominee. The turmoil to follow in that Party will be epic and there’s no way it can survive.

    • Homer Alonzo La Rue

      ^^^^All real. Except sometimes when a MF pop off bad enough, you cant let it go unchecked. IMO at least.

      • Val

        Okay, so we check him. He loses the Nomination and nothing changes. We’re right back to politics as usual with the Dems taking us for granted and the Republicans doing their usual. I just think we have a lot to gain by letting this play out.

        • Ari

          I was driving to work this morning envisioning what a new party would look like for black people.

          • Val

            That’s the thing, Ari. A re-built Republican Party without the racism would be a viable choice for a lot of Black folks. Quiet as it’s kept, a whole lot of Black folks are very conservative. And had the Republican Party not been a racist Party the political landscape in the U.S. would look completely different. We would have had a whole lot of political power over the last 50 years.

            • Ari

              Correct: I was just going to say that. People like my dad: old-guard Civil Rights, Primitive Baptist, with “traditionally conservative” ideals about women and family (trip-wire), desperately need their own party.

            • Homer Alonzo La Rue

              I just can’t imagine a GOP whose animating spirit is not a combination of bigotry and xenophobia. What will they talk about?

              • Val

                In the last two weeks we’ve seen the Republican Speaker of The House denounce racism in the Republican Party and the Majority Leader of that Party do the same. When in the last 50 years has that happened? It hasn’t.

                That’s the effect Trump is having on that Party. So instead of protesting Trump folks ought to be planning to be apart of the re-building of the Republican Party. It’s going to blow. The only question is what will it look like after it’s put back together.

                • Homer Alonzo La Rue

                  With respect, that aint a change in party platform. They’re still nativist, tough on crime, free trade fetish having, climate change denying, “small government”, states rights, police brutality denying, vote suppressing, war-hawks. Those are the sacred cows of the party and are inseparable from their racial origins or impacts. A rebuilt republican party that aint about that, is no longer the republican party.

                  • Val

                    Big events change Parties. Remember, it was actually the Democratic Party that was the more racist Party in the 40’s and 50s lead by Southern Democrats. That didn’t change until LBJ pushed for the Civil Rights Act. Once he did the Republicans saw their chance to be able to win in the South again and they developed the Southern Strategy. Prior to that they were seen as the more socially liberal Party.

                    So, social change has always been an influence on political Parties.

                • Jacqueline

                  Umm, with all due respect, they denounced Trump. They are fine with racism in the manner that they have been practicing it for the last 30 years. If that were the case they would have denounced the tea party. Remember they have all said that they would support the nominee whomever it is.

                  They want the practice to continue, they just want to keep it at hyper dog whistle level.

                  • Val

                    Look at the video, Jacqueline, they actually denounced racism in the Party. And I’m not saying that they are denouncing all that they’ve done in the past, I’m just noting how much of a change was needed for them to even do what they did and what that means in the future.

                    • Jacqueline

                      You are correct, they did swiftly come out and denounce David Duke and the KKK and they did not use code language. They made it plain.

                      I think the true test will come during the convention. How far will they go to keep those voices in the party and what will they do to get them to the polls in November.

                • trueletterson*vwfone@gmail.com

                  good point, see you are using logic and common sense instead of following the heard and thinking with you emotion, wise one!

            • Janelle Doe

              I so agree, and wonder low-key if that would be a great platform under which Condoleeza could run for office.

              • Val

                Interesting beut from what I’ve heard she has at least one skeleton in her closet.

            • trueletterson*vwfone@gmail.com

              true very true my grandparents, my parents and I have always been conservative even Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey etc. was very conservative.

    • Epsilonicus

      I see what you are saying. However I see it a little differently.

      I see Trump getting these folks so riled up that it gets crazy violent. Nope. We don’t need that.

      • Val

        Like they weren’t violent before Trump? Those kind of Whites have been violent for as long as there has been an America.

        • Epsilonicus

          But it is like a tea kettle. The water boils but you leave it too long and it can run over.

    • PhlyyPhree

      Ehhhhh. Yes and no.
      I wasn’t there to protest. I honestly went for two reasons:
      1. To see if there was ANYTHING substantive at all in his speeches. I just KNEW there had to be more than the soundbites (There wasn’t)
      2. To see who his supporters are. I live in this community and I wanted to see them with the veils off so I know. I wanted and needed to know that the pharmacist who prepares my daughters medicines each month wants to make Murica great again and that the little girl who rolls my Chipotle burritos thinks there should be a wall.

      With that being said, I was perfectly content to let them spout bull sh it, until he started calling out the fact that were protesters and dissenters there and they started coming for me. Don’t EVER believe that he’s not inciting the majority of the violence, because HE IS.

      • Val

        It’s definitely a perfect time to see people’s true colors.

        • PhlyyPhree

          Perfect. I’m one of those “benefit of the doubt people”
          This has definitely cured me of that.

          • The lady from Chipotle was really there chile?

          • fxd8424

            I ain’t never been of that ilk. I don’t trust any of them. That way, I’m never disappointed when stuff jumps off.

            • PhlyyPhree

              My mother is that way and that’s how she attempted to raise me. It was just never truly in my character tho. Like I said down thread, in some things I am naive and stupidly optimistic. No more.

            • Mochasister

              I think there’s a part of me that won’t let me get to close to the others. A wall of superficiality that’s never surpassed if you will. I can be polite and laugh at some things with them. I can pray for them and feel genuinely sorry when they experience trouble in their lives. But there’s always a part of me that remembers they are white. I think that’s one of the truly sad things about this country’s legacy is that there’s always this wall between whites and others.

              • fxd8424

                I will never be close to them, and have no desire to. I have seen and experienced too much, especially in corporate America. I pride myself on being able to get along with anyone, and am cordial, friendly, like to laugh. My co-workers would be shocked if they knew how I really felt. I’m not prayerful so praying for them is out. LOL!! I can sympathize and have empathy when they experience life’s trials and tribulations, but sometimes I have mixed feelings about that, which is sad. And it’s because I feel like there is no real reciprocity when I, as a BW experience life’s trials, because on some level, I feel they don’t really care because they’ve been socialized not to. I feel why should I care what happens to them when they don’t give a rat’s a$$ about me.

                • Mochasister

                  I understand. This is one of the sad byproducts of this country’s very hateful and dare I say demonic past. I also struggle sometimes with not allowing bitterness towards them to rule my heart.

          • Janelle Doe

            Sorry it happened this way but better late than never. My q for them is how they walk all this back post election? Now there is all kinds of proof of what signs were held up at rallies and what candidate people supported.
            How do you go back to potlucks and nights out and all that?

        • kingpinenut

          Much a ss is being shown.

      • Quirlygirly

        When you saw people you knew that performed services for you ie the pharmacist or the burrito girl- does that make you stop frequenting their places of business?

        • PhlyyPhree

          Yes and no. I saw some clients that I’ve worked with and I requested to be taken off of those accounts this morning. As for the pharmacist? I would like to but I’m not sure how to handle it because I patronize a chain brand so it becomes an issue of “do I specifically ask that they not handle my affairs? Do I go to another location? What?”
          Chipotle? Yea. THats a non issue.

          • kingpinenut

            I don’t go to whole foods anymore after they gave out free meals to the police during the Baltimore Uprising….

            phuckem

            • Val

              Wow, I didn’t know about that. Another reason beside the crazy high prices to stay away.

              • Cheech

                And the wingnut owner being on record about what a threat to America Obamacare is.

      • NonyaB

        He’s absolutely selling violence as attraction to attending his clown show rallies. Here’s a video by Rachel Maddow’s show, outlining with receipts (video, date stamps, etc) how Trump’s team systematically select to hit cities with recent racial injustice (Tamir Rice’s city, etc), how he incites that hate by specifically calling for violence at each rally, etc. :
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuTe_sAI-UQ

    • Kas

      I agree but I am beginning to fear that Trump could win it all. However, I disagree with the methods that the protesters are using. I feel like it just makes his supporters and potential supporters more likely to vote for him.

      • tgtaggie

        I doubt it….Probably will be a repeat of 2012 where the media was acting like Pres. Obreezy will lose and ended up winning by a larger margin than 2008. I still chuckle at how Mittens was so disappointed.

        • Ess Tee

          I still remember Karl Rove on television that night. He was making calls to folks because he was in utter disbelief about the Ohio news.

      • BlueWave1

        Don’t follow those stupid polls. Think about states. Which states can he win. And even then it only comes down to a handful. Can Trump win Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, or Colorado? Most of these states have significant minority voters. This is why it is important for minorities to get out and vote.

        • PhlyyPhree

          Yes he could. I have seen with ease how he could win Ohio. I believe he will win Florida and Pennsylvania. I don’t have trust in Virginia, N. Carolina or Colorado either. I don’t think simply saying that if the minority populations all cast their vote it would entirely derail his campaign either. Remember, it still took a significant portion of whites to vote for Obama in order for him to win.

    • Me

      I agree with you on this. Maybe then, we might actually see a viable third party emerge. The Tea Party tried, but I guess it wasn’t race baiting enough to form a full chasm. I truly believe Trump will create a new party of radical racist politicians (and their fairweather bandwagoners like Christie & Carson), while the more moderate Republicans will fight to reestablish their reputation, which is what a lot of them spent the past 4-8 years trying to do when they realized the youth and minority vote really do count, only to be blindsided by Trump’s media appeal.

    • jbjbjbj

      Had to put down phone and pick up laptop to type this…

      Ok. You do realize that trump IS going to win the nomination right? These protests are going to put him over the top with borderline racists…trump will place rioters in his crowds. Trump now has a new pawn.

      Trump will win the presidency. Hillary is coming undone…as she beats my bernie. I understand classification of information and how it is to be handled. I also know first hand about state department budget cuts that affected force protection. Hillary just told a bold faced lie about nancy reagan…this is what she does. Hillary allowed her daughter to go out on the campaign trail and lie about bernie. It’s in their blood. Politics is dirty…clintons and trumps are very good friends. She will take a loss for the family name and allow fear and hate to get in the white house. THe turmoil in the streets will start filling prisons which require more prisons…which makes pig farmers rich…war on drugs will kick back in and white people will be targeted this time. Malcolm X and MLK tried to told us…we’re all being distracted. Why have ALL wages in the area I grew up in being slashed in half over the past 20 years? We’re talking a highly damn near predominately almost all white area with an abundance of hate groups? The companies are making RECORD profits and the jobs promised through trickle down nepotism are not there for billy bob or his grandson trip. Get ready for more of this. IT bust 2.0 on the way…know how to code. Logistics? Self driving rigs on their own highways…imagine how much your authority and insurance alone would be then. Watch amazon warehouses become automated…no need for human labor. Trump will accelerate this…america will begin to look like a third world country in places.

      The republican party needs to fail on its own accord. Democrat party too. It’s time to reboot it all.

      • Val

        Sound the alarms! Listen, I hear you but the Republican establishment is not going to allow Trump to be the Nominee. They will do whatever they have to to stop him. That convention this summer will be epic. And in the process all of the Republican Party’s dirty laundry is going to be washed on network TV for the world to see. The most important piece of that dirty laundry will be them denouncing the racism of Trump and his supporters. And once they do that the game will be changed.

        So, while I hear you, I’m just not going to let my fear cloud my judgement. I’d rather be politically savvy than reactionary.

        • Sigma_Since 93

          “I hear you but the Republican establishment is not going to allow Trump to be the Nominee.”

          Facts

          The one thing that the Establishment has learned by the Obama losses is that it’s important to have a candidate that can win electoral college map and not a candidate that appeals to a segment of the base.

          • Val

            Exactly, Sig, Trump supporters are the most extreme part of the Party. There’s no way he win in a general election counting on them. The math doesn’t add up. There’s just not enough of them for him to win a National election.

            • Janelle Doe

              Did this start w Trump or were seeds sown by the tea party movement? Asking based on your politically savvy perspective.

              • Val

                The seeds were sown back in the 60s. The Tea Party and Trump are the end result.

        • Deeds

          What exactly can they do to stop Trump? If he wins the republican nomination by popular vote, do they have the power to do anything to stop him?

          • Epsilonicus

            Not really. Maybe assassinate him at that point. Thats about it.

            • Tambra

              And deify him? All that will do is open the way for more and worse of that ilk.

              • Epsilonicus

                There are not good ideas for dealing with someone like him. Just bad and worse.

                • Tambra

                  Unfortunately. A classic case of allowing gangrene to spread because ignoring it will make it go away.

          • Val

            They can start a floor fight at the convention. They can pit different factions against each other and contest the Nomination and then call for a floor vote to decide who wins the Nomination.

          • Jacqueline

            He has to reach a certain number of delegates to win the nomination. If the delegates are spread out and he does not have the majority – it becomes an open convention.

            Here is a good article that spells out how this will likely go.

            http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/features/2016-03-14/how-to-steal-a-nomination-from-donald-trump

        • BlueWave1

          But who wins then? Cruz? Cruz is another Republican disaster waiting to happen on election day. John Kasich was their move all along. But the Republican head honchos have allowed Trump to gain too much steam. I can’t see him losing the nomination at this point.

          • Val

            Anybody but Trump will be the refrain. And whomever they select at the convention is likely to lose the general election. That will mean that the Republicans will have to do some serious soul searching and changing to become a viable National Party again.

            • Janelle Doe

              That is a scary refrain. Cruz is the unknown entity who IMHO is further right than anyone… He just seems normal (ish) beside the flamboyance…

      • #cs4all #lol

        • jbjbjbj

          It’s either learn something that will separate you from mediocrity or get in line with everybody else that feels they should be paid $50/hr to mow grass/provide help desk support/manage unneeded human employees. I hope to start building an electric robot mower over the summer. Not having a place with a garage makes it hard…better to leave the parts sitting in the weather where they are for now. Rasperry pi and precise gps will do the heavy lifting unless I find a cheap roomba like set up to tweak into something that will work. DC motors and homemade battery packs. Hope to get the local high school involved some how. My hobbies used to consist of strip clubs, baysil hayden and open minded women I barely knew. I want the babies behind me to do better quicker! All that foolishness is not called for…some is required though. They gotta figure that out for their own generation!

          • You should run for office!

            • jbjbjbj

              I inhale many, many, many times a day…add another many. For some reason…I feel like many is misspelled. This would probably disqualify me…not sure I could sneak clean pee into their drug test testing facility. #nocleanpeecontrabandinthebootie This was lame. I’m sorry.

      • Brooklyn_Bruin

        Trump is who the country deserves.

    • I would tend to agree with you but given the things that Trump has said there are plenty of people who feel that he must not go unchallenged. And his supporters are entirely too comfortable laying hands on people. That’s part of Trump’s message as well and needs to be forcefully challenged imo.

      • Val

        If we look at the big picture, those racists at his events are just a speck of dust on the political landscape. So why let them derail such a historic change? That’s my point.

        • Kas

          I like the cut of your jib.

        • I guess I’m not as sanguine as you might be about the possibility of Trump leading the Republicans to wreck and ruin. I hope that would be the case and it should be the case but if he can sweep the South and flip just 2 Midwest states besides Indiana, he wins. So I guess people don’t want to wait around to see.

        • Gibbous

          Something that gives me hope is that Trump only has about 30% of the popular vote in the primary. That means that 70% are consistently voting for somebody else. If their party would just pare down their contenders, the other person would win. Additionally, in certain states, delegates are appointed by points, even if they don’t win, they get a certain number of delegates. What happens to those delegates when their candidate drops out? Who gets them? Are they free to vote for someone else? perhaps, in which case, Trump can lose.

          The ballot is a secrete. I’m betting that some Republicans are going to either vote somebody else or stay home. (Some have even said they’d vote for HRC or Bernie because even they can’t let Trump become president on their party.) All those folks on the hill??? Who knows who they’ll vote for.

          Finally, there are numerically more registered Democrats in the US than any other group. Bring in a good number of independents and the Rs are going to have a tough time of it IF PEOPLE VOTE!

    • I actually think that party is ready for a schism, civil war, or whatever.

  • PhlyyPhree

    So I went to the rally in Dayton on Saturday.
    The thing that was so…..awe-inspiring (not in the good way) was a. how many supporters I KNEW. Like people who had been around me literally my entire life, had interacted with me in my daily life and were there screaming at me and b. how scared some of them got when I stopped to talk to them. It was a watershed moment for me because I’ve ALWAYS been black and it’s just been a thing. i’ve never actually seen someone be afraid of me JUST BECAUSE I”M BLACK. And I got to witness that in real time on Saturday.
    On one hand, it was amusing because I went to the rally by myself and stood and talked to some of those people for 4+ hours while we waited for Drumpf’s plane to show up and everyone was soooo cordial…until I started disagreeing with the things he was saying. And then it just became sad because I saw that White Fragility in action and how scared they were to directly deal with ANYTHING that challenged them or was in dissent to what they were thinking/feeling.

    • miss t-lee

      Wow. You were brave.

      • PhlyyPhree

        Not really.
        At least that wasn’t my intention. I just wasn’t scared of him or anyone there. I was DEFINITELY not looking to get hit or physically attacked (I’m too pretty for that) but at the same time, had it happened 1) I was going down swinging and 2) so what? A few minutes of physical pain are NOTHING compared to how it felt to see the people who lived down the street from me my ENTIRE LIFE telling me to go back to Africa. It’s all relative at that point.

        • miss t-lee

          The way my patience and attitude is set up I’m sure I would’ve caught a charge.
          I try not to put myself in those type of situations.

          I’m glad that you went and could report back.

          • PhlyyPhree

            Lol. I was more amused through it all. It was kind of surreal.

        • That ‘go back to Africa’ line is so tired! Y’all brought us here, mufuggas!!!

          • Quirlygirly

            I KNOW!!! That line always make question the intelligence of the person who said it. I am not from Africa..You may as well tell me to go back to Ireland, Iceland or Australia. It is nonsense

            • I’ve never heard it directed to me, but I might say to the summamummabish “Pay for my ticket, then, biiiiiiiiiihhhhhhhhhh!”

              • PhlyyPhree

                Yea, I wanted to say “Sure.Because I would LOVE to go visit the Motherland. Think Trump will let me use his private jet?”

            • Tambra

              They can’t go to Australia, and Irish people only became white when they came to America.

          • Tambra

            How about go back to Europe. These people are like the Boers of South Africa, who became Afrikaners because they were claiming they were the real Africans and have a right to possess and dominate the lands there.

            • Nobody has time to argue with these fools. I just recently learned that trolling people is far more fun than educating them.

              • Janelle Doe

                Hahaha. Ty for sharing, gd tip that. :-)

              • Junegirl627

                Word!!!

              • Tambra

                You are so right because trying to educate some people is like shouting and kicking against the wind.

            • Betty’s Babygirl

              Which set the stage for Apartheid after the Dutch ended up w/the spoils.

          • PhlyyPhree

            Hello?
            I made one of them reallg mad as I was leaving. They told me to go finish collecting my food stamps. My response?
            “I currently work over 40 hrs/week. Should that change? I will GLADLY go and get the benefits that I’ve paid into!”
            Tuh.

            • Cleojonz

              This is the insult that bothers me the most with them. If they want people off food stamps they need go look at their local trailer parks and talk to their brethren first.

            • Them same stamps that some dusty white women are claiming the majority of? Cus I sure don’t qualify for no EBT.

            • Aye Bee

              What gets me is they are the ones mostly on welfare…it n ever ceases to amaze me with the ignorance folks have with the internet and so much information at the tips of their fingers and yet and still they believe whatever without researching it. Guess that would be too much like right and some folks don’t care about facts. They just “want to make America great again” like gas prices, the deficit, and unemployment rates haven’t been this low in years. gtfoh.

        • Junegirl627

          Wow! You’re better than me. See I’m a vengeful “B” if you wanna come out ya racist closet, guess what I got something waiting for you. I’m the type to record you saying this crap to me and then tweet video of it to your Job, post in your church newsletter and let every minority parent in your kids school know.

          • PhlyyPhree

            You know, I thought about that and I know that some supporters have faced “repercussions” but I don’t even believe in that. They may get fired from one job, but there are plenty more lined up to hire them. It’s a systemic thing. Even if I were to report them, so? They lose a week or two on vacation and then come back in a back in a better position.

            • Junegirl627

              Because you have set your petty meter too low. See I am a low key creep/troll. I troll your life. I send friend requests to your friends so I can track your life. I got a guy fired 2 years after he called me a mini black panther and told me to go back to africa. You know how. he wrote it too me in a text message and I kept screenshots so when he spazzed out on FB about a harassment claim filed against him I called the HR department and sent the screenshots to his job.

              Then toasted myself when he updated his status as used to work at….. Then his linked in account asked me to be a link. and I said yes. (BWAAAAAAAAAHHHH AHHHHH AHHHH)

              I’m a nice person with cartoon level bad guys tendencies. My petty is real and like the Wu. It aint nothing to fukc with.

              • Naomi

                Seeeeeee, this here!!! You have given me 100% of my life this afternoon ma’am. I hate Disqus and was content to scroll because I somehow got logged out and wasn’t going to go thru the motions to login. Then you. Your first comment had me slow clapping. When you ignored the troll tal’m bout “but she support Trump tho” I low-key idolized you. Then.You.Posted.This.Right.HERE. I just want to say: Thank you for being you.

                • Junegirl627

                  Lmaoooooo thank you so much for this.

                • Junegirl627

                  I responded but in true junegirl fashion I didn’t tell her to fukc off…. I asked for receipts! See OG trolls know how to shut these hoetrolls down

        • Cleojonz

          I admire your courage, and I do see it as courage. I don’t think I could have handled it as well as you, with it being people I know. I might have had the same curiosity however. The biggest thing I don’t get about Drumpf’s candidacy and how he has gotten so many delegates is that if you talk to people they all say they aren’t voting for him. Well SOMEBODY is. If you are too embarrassed to admit out loud that you intend to vote for him why is it you think it’s a good idea that he should be President?

          • PhlyyPhree

            The thing is, they’re too scared to come out and simply say they want to vote for him because theyre racist. I asked several of them why they were voting for him before he showed up and not. A. One. Could give me a coherent, valid reason yet they were still afraid to tell little ol me by myself that it was because they don’t like me, people who look like me and what I reperesent.

            • Mochasister

              And that’s basically why they like Trump. He says things they like to hear.

    • Aly

      So did you get kicked out?

      • PhlyyPhree

        Yup. I was escorted from the building about 10 minutes into his speech. Which was fine because at that point, he was repeating himself so I was over it anyway.

        • Cleojonz

          Were you visibly and audibly protesting though? I’m just curious as to whether they are now just picking out brown faces at rallies and assuming they are there to cause trouble and removing them before they even do anything.

          • PhlyyPhree

            Oh they were DEFINITELY profiling the brown faces. It was funny to me because I went alone and ended up standjng next to a young Hispanic-looking girl. It was just she and I in a sea of white but there were actual brown supporters there in a group and before he came you could literally see the local and federal security forces beforehand picking them out in the crowd and strategically placing officers near them. I protested when he started calling out brown faces but I literally had two seconds to chant anything before they were “escorting” me to an exit. They were extra quick to get to me.

            • Cleojonz

              I say well done! I heard he was coming to CT. I might try to be a rabble rouser at his event here. If he was smart he’d keep that ish upstate. It’s kind of scary and pensultuckyish up there.

              • Sigma_Since 93

                Stack up your bail money and call your NOI friends for security.

        • Tambra

          Bravo!!

    • Sigma_Since 93

      This reminds me of stories my elders used to tell me of the folks they interacted with on a daily basis that a) they would see at Klan rallies or b) folks they never realized were affiliated until they took off their hoods.

      • miss t-lee

        Sounds about right.

      • PhlyyPhree

        Exactly. It’s just crazy to me because when the elders used to tell me the stories, it never resonated. Now to have my own? I Know it’s naive but I thought we were past all that.

        • Jacqueline

          It happens, sometimes we have to take people on face value. Now they have shown you who they are and as the late great Maya Angelou said, “when people show you who they are, believe them.”

          Something tells me you will be just fine:)

        • Janelle Doe

          I think so too until (now former) friends start saying things like how articulate and I didn’t know the skills so and so has and you just know they mean – for a poc :-/

          I guess we can’t forget these are descendants of the enslavers… Those systemic beliefs don’t just evaporate in one lifetime…

          • PhlyyPhree

            I had a job interview last week and the feed back i got from one of the recruiters was about how “well spoken I was.”

            IF said job was not in my dream location and IF said job was not offering a good 10k above my “Phree likes nice things” threshold, I was sooooo ready to send a politely worded, well spoken email telling them all the ways they could kiss my a ss.
            It definitely gave me pause about the company because I refuse to work in a hostile, racially aggressive enviroment because of money. It’s not THAT much money.

            • Janelle Doe

              I feel you. #the struggle. There is a research piece out last week about POC having higher stress and hypertension because of these racial microagressions.

              Glad you have your thresholds for the BS.
              Sometimes the money ain’t worth the headaches and low life expectancy

              • kingpinenut

                Some old white co-worker mentioned NFL allowing tackles by pulling dreadlocks. He was surprised I didn’t cut mine..then pulled them.

                I told him “the next time you touch my hair I will to stomp your a ss to pieces; I keep my brogans in the ride for just such times…. You won’t make it home alive – trust me.”

                He ain’t said shiat since….

      • trueletterson*vwfone@gmail.com

        born in the south in the early 50s I have personally experience that.

    • Conrad Bess

      You must be nice with your hands. Real nice.

      • PhlyyPhree

        Lol. I am but that’s beside the point. Realistically, I’m not Ali or Rousey and with that many of them, I’d have been washed. But funnily enough, I wasn’t scared of them. Most of them were cowards.

        • Conrad Bess

          At least you made it out unscathed. White folk are terrified down there aren’t they?

          • PhlyyPhree

            So scared. I really wanted to play “shook ones” on my phone on repeat as I was leaving.

          • Mochasister

            Yes, and we know how peaceful they are when they’re afraid.

        • Jacqueline

          It was probably best to walk away. I agree with many who say that it is only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt or killed at one of his Klan meetings.

          That young man who was sucker punched could have easily fell and hit his head or suffered head trauma from being hit…

    • -h.h.h.-

      interesting.

      i actually want to go to a trump rally, just to observe.

      you know, how tourists go on bus tours of harlem, just to oooh and ahhh and observe

      • PhlyyPhree

        That’s basically how I felt the whole time. I kept hearing crocodile Dundee narrating in my head “and here we have a Midwestern racist. You can tell he was corn fed by the way his nostrils flare when he enunciates the Nig in “nig ger”.

        • Quirlygirly

          Chuckles!!

        • Naomi

          I am DEAD.

    • Deeds

      Wow…You’re a good one and must have the patience of a saint.

    • TheCollinB

      I was talking to some family friends about this exact same point Phree. The unsettling part is knowing you know people who support Trump. As idiotic as it seems on a general level we KNOW people who are going to punch that hole right next to his name on voting day. It was brave and wise of you to put faces to the madness this is becoming. When isht really gets wavy you won’t have to guess.

    • Gibbous

      That’s why I had to shut some “friends” off on FB and IRL. I sent her an e-mail and asked her “don’t you realize that this is racist? That you claim to be my friend and yet you post this stuff where I can see it? Don’t you care that it hurts?”

      Crickets . . .

      • Val

        I have a couple of fb friends from elementary school that have grown up to be real pieces of work, as they say, and I’m sure they support Trump. But thus far they haven’t posted any stuff saying they support Trump. I’m ready though, my finger is already on the unfriend button. Lol

        • Gibbous

          Statistics say that the average white person has one black friend, and the average black person has seven white friends. I know for a fact that I was her one, but after 7.5 years, she should have known better. If she didn’t it was because she chose not to. And I chose not to know her any more.

          • Mochasister

            I wonder at that statistic. Did they explain how they defined friendship? I distinguish between friends and associates.

            • Gibbous

              My take away from this particular article was that black people associate with enough white people on a regular basis to understand that the actions of a particular crazy white person doesn’t represent the feelings and ideas of an entire race.

              White people, on the other hand, have a vague to strong, negative idea of what they think Black people are really like and If they like you, it must be because you are an exception.

    • AquaTeamV3

      Man, it’s crazy how people’s true colors come out at times like this. I went to a PWI, and it was crazy seeing my roommates and other colleagues react so harshly to Obama being re-elected. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much salt on my FB timeline.

      • Beauty In Truth

        You brothas give them toooo much of a benefit of a doubt. SMH. Us AAW been known what’s up! Carry on.

    • kingpinenut

      Nah I tell all my seeds the deal. White folks can’t be trusted to be anything other than white.

      • Aye Bee

        Exactly. I am not surprised by anything anyone does anymore…

    • NonyaB

      You pointed the one most annoying thing underneath all that hatred: fear/cowardice. Even in micro doses at work or play, notice how bigots backtrack/deny SO quick when confronted for problematic statements. It’s almost always denial or I-didn’t-mean-X, never “yeah, so I said it because XY/don’t care/wanna duke it out…?”. HATE the damn cowardice.

  • Junegirl627

    Why is everybody shocked at the support Trump gets? America doesn’t like anyone with a lesser chance of getting skin cancer and doesn’t need twerk lessons.

    These are the same people who won’t schedule a interview with you because your first name has “qua” or “quan” on the end.
    They acquitted George Zimmerman, Hates any support for welfare (black) but want to give more money to support farmers (white). Thinks its okay for Elizabeth Taylor (white) to play an actual African Queen of mythical beauty (Cleopatra/black) but loose their collective minds if Quevenzhane Wallis (black) plays a purely fictional character (Annie/ White). They love your fried chicken and want to hire you to watch their kids but will send inquiries to the tenant association of the condo you purchased making sure know the “rules” because they don’t want to hear all that “loud rap music” at 2am on a weeknight. They want to look like us (Kylie Jenner) but say the way we look is ghetto (Blaq China).

    The “Trump supporter” isn’t new, its like you uncle you never see with a girlfriend, goes on these lavish vacations that you never see any pictures of and has been roommates with his best friend for the last 10 years even though he’s banking 6 figures and finally tells you he’s gay.

    He was always gay. He knew it and deep down you knew you had a gay uncle. You just ignored the fact that your uncle was gay and he hid in plain sight. Trump supporters are your gay uncle. Everybody pretends he just became gay “all of a sudden” and no one addresses anything but as soon as your uncle and his “roommate” show up hand in hand to Thanksgiving, everybody want act like they surprised.

    Hey world! Get over yourselves.

    • Kas

      Thanks for the chuckle.

      • Junegirl627

        you welcome boo

    • Bushido Brown

      This is like exactly how I found out my uncle was gay lmao

    • Brooklyn_Bruin

      It’s surprising how out of touch our “allies” are about race in America. Your granola Bernie Bro basically has a David Simon outlook on race, i.e. it’s all economics.

      No the Trump supporters have been the silent majority since the inception of America. They have kept us in check from cradle (see black infant mortality rates) to grave (see white corporations buying up black owned mortuaries).

      I find myself for frustrated with the all encompassing ignorance

    • Bwahahaha

      Not THAT uncle though..we all have one.

      • Junegirl627

        Funny enough… I came up with the analogy but I really don’t have any gay uncles…
        I mean not even a suspect uncle.

        If one of my uncles came out I really would look light Whaaaaaaa?!

      • brothaskeeper

        Uncle Peaches.

        • kingpinenut

          Uncle Lisa bruh…. I learned about him when I was young one….

    • mr. steal your costco samples

      man they wuz mad when a black actress played a black character in the Hunger Games.

      • Junegirl627

        Exactly!!! Everybody seems to be buying into the whole shock and awe that Trump is getting so much support BS, but I sitting here wondering how anybody can be surprised that a Racist white man promising to put all the N^^^@s in chains and kick out all the Hispanics and make sure the greedy J ews don’t take over. This is the same country where the southern half re-enacts the civil war. Seriously they re-enact a war they lost!! because they still believe in what they were fighting for.

        • Beauty In Truth

          I support Trump. Let me say this: I wish African Americans would stop acting as if Hispanics are so DOWN with us. SMH. The killers of both Sandra Bland and Trayvon Martin were selectively “white” Hispanics. Latinas are white when there are whites around and they are the majority and feel that they will benefit from acting the way that whites do towards us. So by putting us down they become more of the “desired minority.”

          Please believe that Latinos look out for each other and do not give a dam about the well being of black communities. If anything they think they are white. Which is ironic considering the racism that comes their way (Which is when they get confused and protest, but where were the protests when Blacks were being called every name. Who was canceling their NBC contract then? Oh that’s right–NOBODY GAVE A FK)

          I am over the amount of help they (immigrants, and children of immigrants) receive in scholarships, career opportunities, welfare and more all because they are a darker shade of pale and chose to have children at high rates. Children are wonderful but you are not more important because your culture promotes women being constantly pregnant and having large families at the expense of tax payers and American traditions. IMHO

          I’m not falling for it. You all can keep attempting to be down with the brown when the people who have built this country continue to be ignored for jobs and all other opportunities. We see it time and time again. For those who were born here and have generational history that is fine. But I will be dmed if future generations of AAs have to take a back seat to illegal immigrants and their families who think they have rights to our country’s benefits when AAs are doing worse off than several years ago. We are NOT united.

          Stop believing these lies.

          • Junegirl627

            Boo boo I was gonna write a blog length response to this but….. Sigh….. I don’t come on here to change people’s minds. So here is all I’m gonna say/ ask, change my mind I’m open and receptive to you and all Trump supporters.

            Tell me 3 things that Trump will do that will DIRECTLY benefit poor and middle class AA’s. I’m not talking about the kick out the immigrants plan that economist estimates will $30 trillion dollars. Because even if he could pull that off we’d indirectly benefit and it would be at a much slower rate to wypipo. Tell me what he will do, or name 3 exec VP’s of Color in the Trump Org. If he is gonna help us he’s probably been down with us from way way back right?

            • Beauty In Truth

              I’m not a “boo boo,” I’m an adult with a clear dissenting opinion that I am fully entitled too. You be well. Make sure you vote.

            • Beauty In Truth

              He is a businessman and that is a background that this country needs. I don’t need fake liberals pretending to be down with people of color when they know good and darn well that they are entirely different people being closed doors (planned parenthood much).

              Depending on government has done what for AAs in the last decade? Not a DM thing.

              • Kas

                I would say that the only businesses he has run well are his golf courses, reality show, and licensing of his name. His real estate endeavors have been less than successful and his forays into the casino business have been a disaster. I would also argue that even if he was the best businessman ever, that skill set would not necessarily make him a good President. CEO’s get to dictate the direction and vision of a company with final say on most decisions. A President, because of the limits of the office, must work with Congress in order to achieve anything (ask Obama how the replacement for the Supreme Court is going). Based on what I have seen from Trump thus far, he does not seem to be into collaboration. Honestly, I don’t think any of the candidates are ideal, but I feel that Trump would be the worst of our current choices for the reasons I mention above. And while I am leaning HRC, I think Bernie would be a better choice for addressing at least better economic opportunities for AA (my two cents for what it’s worth).

              • PDL – Cape Girl

                He’s a consistently bankrupt business man. He can’t sell cotton candy and be good at it.

                • Tambra

                  I think that John Oliver piece needs to be shown again. He is good at bullying people and then throwing a tantrum when he can not get things his way. Lots of big talk.

                  • PDL – Cape Girl

                    That’s all I see too. Rude, disrespectful, and unwilling to have civil exchange. He’s an idiot

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      Where has civility gotten black people other than slapped in the face time and time again?

                    • Question

                      So you’re supporting Trump not because of Trump but because what we’ve supported in the past hasn’t gotten us anywhere (in your mind), so why not?

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      You can’t/shouldn’t put words in my comments. I’m a poster who (literally, and verbatim) means what I write.

                    • Junegirl627

                      Hey question,

                      Don’t do it. Don’t do it. Beauty in Truth is a lost cause. Don’t make sense of it. Don’t engage. Just walk away slowly.

                      Don’t save her! She don’t wanna be saved…. (In my J Cole voice)

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      You are very young minded in your opinions and interactions. I don’t need to be saved by the wack azz government like some people I know. Sip-sip-sip.

                    • Junegirl627

                      If you say so…… Kanye shrug

                    • Question

                      I’m not trying to save – I really want someone smart to explain it to me. I’ve asked a lot of “smart” people to explain their rationale and I never get anything…

                      Like, I have some colleagues whom I otherwise respect who are Trump supporters – and when I asked them (without judgement) to explain, they said they didn’t want to talk politics.

                • NonyaB

                  Word. A man whose his businesses have declared bankruptcy FIVE TIMES and has been charged several times for fraud, skirting state business laws, not talk of sued by most of his biz partners, is NOT a good businessman.

                • Question

                  And he’s a businessman who has made most of his money LICENSING his name to other people. HE doesn’t own half of his properties in NYC; banks in China do (because American banks won’t lend to Trump). He isn’t the largest shareholder of his building in Chicago.

                  I don’t live in a Red or swing state so I have no idea what the attack ads look and sound like, but I’m surprised other GOP candidates aren’t digging further into his business dealings to kill this notion that he’s a job creator – he is not.

                  • PDL – Cape Girl

                    I think the clowns rallying around him are all living under a rock. They’re voting on emotions alone. Talk about a trainwreck about to happen.

                  • Beauty In Truth

                    Because all that you stated is not based in facts. It’s based in hearsay and fears. The man is legit. Licensing is still money. So that was just a funny azz comment. He has an S Corporation with numerous subsidiaries and pays other people to count his money.

                    After you grow so much you branch off and have managers reporting for the different companies in your portfolio. But I’m not here to educate people. I’m not a teacher by trade.

                    • Question

                      Trump uses S Corporations only as Manager Corporations but all operating is done from LLCs; see for yourself: http://www.scribd.com/doc/272297762/Donald-Trump-s-Financial-Disclosures#scribd

                      And what is an S Corporation other than a legal organization for 1 or more persons engaged in some shared activity?

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      What is your point? If you were as smart as you think you are you would know that an LLC and a Corporation are two separate things. He has both, Goodbye.

                • Triple J Jackson

                  Show me one person that has made more jobs or more money than him? All I see on here is a bunch of black folks acting like Whity keep dem down. When the truth is Blacks have it better in America than any other race. What would you say if there was a naawp or a white only beauty Padgett or a white Only TV just to name a few or what about the Black lives matter. If white people burned down and looted stores (oh that’s right they don’t) I’m really ashamed At how Black people are acting crying racism every chance they can when in fact it’s Blacks being Racist. And you can cuss me all you want but you know I’m telling the truth. The only Racism is from blacks. Go to the deep south you don’t see White folks treating Black folks bad They are friends and family and work together and go to church and live together great. A lot of y’all could learn from what you Like to call Dumb Southerners.

                  • PDL – Cape Girl

                    And you ain’t white. You that black troll that roam VSB every weekend, posting all your views, alone, cause you ain’t got the balks to show up when folks are here to refute.

                    See ya next weekend!!! Bwah ah ab

                    • Triple J Jackson

                      I’m. Glad you said that will you go to the judge with me and tell him that Maybe I can get welfare and food stamps. Your a idiot. I’ve never posted on tthis or read this racist white hate bullshit before in my life. And I’d like to shake the Black person hand that does if he sees how you all act he has some brains. And doesn’t think he is entitled just because he’s got dark skin. Y’all are going to keep on until there is a race war. And you want a little advice Blacks will loose. If White people really want to They could destroy Black people. First dry up all goods coming in to city’s. Starve you out and surround the out skirts and take you out one by one. Keep on poking the bear. Not one of y’all could survive 2 weeks in the wilds and not one of y’all know how to feed yourself with out a store to buy or steal it from. When White people are sick of you intercity pukes you are screwed. Where do you think the food comes from? Stupid bite the hand that feeds you.

                    • PDL – Cape Girl

                      Umm, it’s an idiot, not a idiot. Oh, and I’m in Christ so winning!!!

                    • Junegirl627

                      OMG!!! It’s uncle ruckus!!!!!! Lmaooooo

                    • PDL – Cape Girl

                      What is wrong these folks? Weekend trolls!! Some folks!

              • Aye Bee

                If I was going to go for a businessman, it would be one that hasn’t filed bankruptcy so many times. He is not what this country needs, but most def what the country deserves…just plain ignorant.

              • cakes_and_pies

                Who upvotes there own isht? This isn’t a tip jar, upvoting your own status won’t get encourage people to upvote you.

                • Junegirl627

                  I’m JUST said the same thing!!!!

                  • cakes_and_pies

                    I love how people know they ain’t isht, yet try to convince others to buy the snake oil they’re peddling.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      I’m not trying to convince anyone of anything. You go head and keep kissing the liberal agendas booty and see how that works out for your families generations in years to come. You don’t have to like my ideas, I don’t need to convince anyone. It’s apparent that most people are followers these days.

                      NOT my job to convince. But I surely do NOT follow! Does my confidence in my ideas intimidate you? Not my problem. Take a look, it’s in a book–A Reading RAINBOW :)

                    • ADNpress

                      Hi Beauty. I’m a fellow Trump supporter (cast my vote today), although I’m a lily-white country boy from the boonies. I found this site from a link on an alt-right blog, and came here for a laugh.

                      I just wanted to say I hope you don’t get discouraged by all the flak you’re getting, and I hope things improve for you and your family when Trump gets elected.

                      Take care and God bless.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      Interesting. What brings you to VSB? lol

                    • ADNpress

                      A link from an alt-right blog. They were having a good laugh with regards to this article’s white guilt angle.

                      It was refreshing to find a fellow Trump supporter.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      White guilt hmm. Different conversation. White guilt or “white fragility?”

                      I think there should be guilt for how many people will f color have been treated. A bit if discomfort should inspire action.

                    • ADNpress

                      I hate to disappoint you, but you probably won’t find much of that outside of the urban white left.

                      I’m sure that on most political questions you and I have quite divergent opinions; my commentary was to offer support and encouragement to a fellow Trump supporter.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      Fine. But you threw it out there so I had to inquire. Hope you come here for more than laughs in the future, there are some very real and honest comments on here that you may benefit from absorbing.

                    • ADNpress

                      I always find it very beneficial and enlightening to absorb commentary by the left.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      Breitbart???

                    • ADNpress

                      No, Vox Popoli.

                    • Junegirl627

                      I can only speak for myself when I say that I’m not giving her flack for supporting trump. There are people who will benefit from a Trump presidency and those people should definitely vote for him.

                      I just don’t like racism in general and saying you want trump because he hates Latinos and Latinos hates blacks so Trump and the AA community have a common enemy is stupid.

                      Now if Trump represents your values interests go for it. My question is what does Trump stand for? What has he done on the campaign trail to earn your trust and support? What specific action will Trump push for that will benefit your life and wellbeing?

                    • ADNpress

                      Are you asking me, or reiterating your questions to Beauty?

                    • Junegirl627

                      A little of both I was explaining my side of the conversation with Beauty. I don’t know your politics ADN. If you want to share I’m open to listening/reading.

                      I don’t know who I’m going to vote for when it comes the Dems

                    • ADNpress

                      I see. Broadly speaking, I am on the right. Although I believe the current label is “alternative right,” as I am not a Republican or Libertarian. My visit to this site was only in passing, and I hadn’t planned to comment until I saw another Trump supporter. Arguing or explaining one’s position without support can be demoralizing, which is why I offered some words of encouragement.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      “I just don’t like racism in general and saying you want trump because he
                      hates Latinos and Latinos hates blacks so Trump and the AA community
                      have a common enemy is stupid.”

                      Never said that oh intelligent 1. SMH

                    • Junegirl627

                      Paraphrased this rambling garbled mess

                      “I support Trump. Let me say this: I wish African Americans would stop acting as if Hispanics are so DOWN with us. SMH. The killers of both Sandra Bland and Trayvon Martin were selectively “white” Hispanics. Latinas are white when there are whites around and they are the majority and feel that they will benefit from acting the way that whites do towards us. So by putting us down they become more of the ‘desired minority'” “I’m not falling for it. You all can keep attempting to be down with the brown when the people who have built this country continue to be ignored for jobs and all other opportunities. We see it time and time again. For those who were born here and have generational history that is fine. But I will be dmed if future generations of AAs have to take a back seat to illegal immigrants and their families who think they have rights to our country’s benefits when AAs are doing worse off than several years ago. We are NOT united.”

                      Thank you for recognizing my intelligence not that I needed your assessment it’s kind of like Kevin Hart complimenting my height. (Compared to him everybody’s tall)

                      All Jokes aside. I’m not engaging in this conversation. Go schedule mani/pedi or whatever you trolls do. I’m done. and in all honestly you should be too. Do better. Be better. Get off my nuts. Find that mythical place where you make sense.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      You can remove yourself. You are quite irrelevant in my life view oh impassioned one.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      I’m totally a troll and you are the classiest young lady I’ve ever meet over the Internet ;)

                • Beauty In Truth

                  I do, have a seat. I have an opinion and I don’t care what you feel about it. I didn’t come at nobody. I stated how I feel. I form my own opinions and I am no Democrat or Republican sheep. I form my own conclusions. I will upvote my own comment if I feel like it.

                  Goodbye!

            • Did she answer the question? ?

              • Beauty In Truth

                Did you read my original comment objectively? Think about what I’m saying as a whole. Why are Latinos doing so much better as a while economically then AAs? We’ve been seeing this trend for years now.

                • I’m sorry, I was just looking for a simple answer to the simple request to “tell me 3 things that Trump will do that will DIRECTLY benefit poor and middle class AA’s” … I would find any response interesting. Since Trump doesn’t usually give a straight answer I don’t know what his plan is for anything… except building that wall ?

                • Aye Bee

                  I would ask do you know about “Black Wallstreet” but it seems you do not know how to answer questions…

                  • Beauty In Truth

                    Why would that be relevant? All yall are trying to do, is shame me for supporting Trump. But my beliefs are based in research and understanding for what I believe to be important. And that’s really all that matters. I’m not trying to convince anyone else. I don’t care. He’s still going to win :)

                    • Aye Bee

                      Bc if you don’t know history,that would explain your beliefs a little more. You are shaming yourself without our help bc you are doing the same thing as your candidate and not answering questions but being vague. We didn’t ask you to convince us at all. That’s for debates. This was a dialog where others where asking why you take the stance you have. That kind of dialog goes on daily here on vsb. We don’t always agree,but can actually have healthy discussions without being disrespectful.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      Anytime there is a dissenting opinion people want to claim ignorance on the part of the opposite idea. I have vast knowledge and history. Not only have I studied this in school, I have always followed the issues. Again,I do not follow. I study, and form my own conclusions thank you. I am not politically illiterate like your average American thank you. Be sure to vote for who you like as I will be doing the same!

                    • Aye Bee

                      All that to say you can’t give specific reasons why you are voting for Trump and how he is not racist. Never said you were any of what you claimed not to be but that explains enough in itself. Bless your heart.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      I have said much here, including why I support him. I’m not a broken record Demolover. (Yuck)

                    • Aye Bee

                      The fact that you think you have said a lot when you have not speaks volumes. Bless your heart.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      You are about as sensible as a pile of rocks. I still support Trump.

                    • Aye Bee

                      Coming from a Trump supporter who has not stated one reason or policy of Trump’s that they support, that really isn’t an insult. It speaks volumes to your character that you go to name calling and insulting others instead of answering a simple question that was asked. And when asked for proof as to why you feel that AA receive more benefits when I provided ACTUAL receipts that countered your belief. When you are presented with facts, not opinions, and you don’t know what to do with them reply back “that is not true.” For someone who has “vast knowledge” one would think you would fact check before you come to a post and unsuccessfully troll.I am not sensible because YOU were asked why YOU support Trump and YOU have typed paragraphs on paragraphs but none have the policies or the reasons you support him. Yep, that makes plenty of sense. You have a blessed day.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      Look here, you know nothing of my character. Wow sleeping with brothers and being thotish is all good with you liberal mistresses, but believing in self sufficiency and independent citizens is so radical. Da FK—OHWTBShyte!

                      The fact that you are mad at a stranger says that your character is closed minded and immature. If you were as partisan as you prentend to be here, you would not attempt to impede on my constitutional right to support Trump.

                      Have 13 seats you jackazz (isn’t that what you demhos call yourselves?)

                    • Aye Bee

                      Your post say much about your character. I am by no means mad. There is no hint to anger in any of my messages at all. Your post actually say a lot about you even though you never gave reasons. The fact that you think I impeded on any constitutional rights just because I was waiting for an answer to a simple question posed to you is hilarious. You calling me immature is just as funny as well especially since you are the one doing the name calling. Have a blessed day.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      Idgaf!

                    • Aye Bee

                      But I’m the immature one?lol

                    • Junegirl627

                      Guuuuuuurl you better than me cuz I had to walk away from this chick before I told this delusional orange orangutan loving, no class having, bottom of the barrel, basic, disrespectful, troll (by action AND spirit), Trump Supporter to close her mouth and get off her knees.

                      Leave boo boo the fool alone because she obviously believes that voting for that wind bag will keep her safe if he win the election….. Smh

                • Question

                  Can you source your claim that Latinos are doing better than AAs economically?

                  • Beauty In Truth

                    Bureau of economics research and Labor statistics.

                    • Question

                      Can you provide a source for your claim? The Bureau has a LOT of economic data – to which piece are you referring?

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      I need you to stop picking to detract. As a whole I approve of Trump. Goodbye.

                  • Aye Bee

                    You would be asking too much.lol

              • Junegirl627

                Nope she didn’t so she is full of shyt

            • Beauty In Truth

              Lest we forget, just cause someone is black and high status doesn’t mean they’re looking to put us all on. SMH. Y’all should open your eyes a bit.

              • Tambra

                And this clearly racist person will?

                • Beauty In Truth

                  He employees black people in his corporate sector. He has business partnerships with black firms. He believes in individuals helping themselves and that’s really the main draw for me. Not welfare for multiple children. DM can an AA woman get stimulus for just working and pursuing things that make her a productive citizen. I gotta pop 8 kids before I get some help. Nah. Fk that.

                  • Aye Bee

                    Um…guess no one told you, and you failed to research that mostly 2520 folks are the ones on welfare…And you don’t have to pop out 8 kids before you get help. My schooling up to grad school was paid for by the government bc I worked hard so I would consider that a stimulus for working hard and pursuing things that contribute to me being a productive citizen.

                  • Question

                    Who are Trump’s employees? When you say he employs black people in the corporate sector – who are these Black people and what are they paid to do? Do you even understand what Trump’s business is and does?

                    Its so strange to me that people get behind Trump as some job creator, but hated Romney for being a Private Equity guy. Trump’s business is NO DIFFERENT. Trump doesn’t construct, so he doesn’t hire construction works. Trump doesn’t operate, so he doesn’t hire front desk, operations, service and support staff.

                    He moves money, so the only people he hires are spreadsheet analyzers and marketers. How is he any different?

          • Guest

            Just going to post facts, and not opinion. All come from US Government Data.

            The Immigration Policy Center estimates that the purchasing power of Latinos and Asians, many of whom are immigrants, alone will reach $1.5 trillion and $775 billion, respectively, by 2015.

            • PDL – Cape Girl

              Well, you just did the dang thing. I’m nominating you for POTUS

              • Beauty In Truth

                Not really, but OK.

            • Beauty In Truth

              And your point. I’m talking principles. I don’t care how many people forced their way here.

          • Guest

            Increased immigration to the United States has increased the earnings of Americans with more than a high school degree. Between 1990 and 2004, increased immigration was correlated with increasing earnings of Americans by 0.7 percent and is expected to contribute to an increase of 1.8 percent over the long-term, according to a study by the University of California at Davis.

          • Guest

            According to the Fiscal Policy Institute, small businesses owned by immigrants employed an estimated 4.7 million people in 2007, and according to the latest estimates, these small businesses generated more than $776 billion annually.

          • Guest

            More than half of all farm workers – 52 of every 100 – are unauthorized workers with no legal status in the United States.

            In 1960, half of all the native-born men in the U.S. labor force were high school dropouts eager to take unskilled outdoor jobs in agriculture and construction. Today, fewer than 10 percent of the native-born men in the work force lack high school diplomas. But the economy still generates plenty of unskilled jobs, and most unskilled immigrants don’t displace American workers. They fill niches — not just farmhand, but also chambermaid, busboy and others — that would otherwise go empty.

            • Beauty In Truth

              And your point in the context of my comment. All that’s great but the people who’ve lived here for generations need to taken care of first.

          • Guest

            Without new immigration laws, farmers say, the nation will lose dairy producers, because farmers will switch to growing crops whose workers are eligible for temporary guest-worker visas.

            “The U.S. dairy industry absolutely cannot survive without this,” said Dale, a dairy farmer who has moved toward robotic milking to avoid the labor problem. Like many dairy farmers, he did not want his full name or his farm’s name used because he was concerned that immigration officials would target his business.

            Robotics are too expensive for most farmers; each machine costs about $250,000. They also cannot do the tasks that farmers say humans must handle, including cleaning teats and udders, and basic farm maintenance.

            • Beauty In Truth

              Dairy is bad for black people. So that’s great!

          • Guest

            I don’t pick fruit or clean udders…..I have a computer science degree. Not sure why you’re under the impression Black people want to pick fruit at farms or be underpaid maids.

            • Beauty In Truth

              You clearly don’t live in a place where Latinos are the majority over Blacks. It’s a different dynamic. And those maid jobs USED to go to single black mothers who needed the work. Now they can’t get even those jobs and maids get PAID contrary to what unbenowst to people who have never worked in that industry. They’re not just maids. They are managers and in decision making roles. Regardless of experience.

              • Guest

                I live in Los Angeles….approximately 50% latino . I’m a black single mother. And my maid is El Salvadorean, my gardener is Mexican. I think….*shrug*. Never had a problem getting a job in LA. I have a feeling you aren’t black AND you might not even live in America. Why in the world would a young black woman in 2016 be a maid? I’m sure you’ve probably never even met a Black person before.

                Anyway time for more facts.
                According to Pew Research Center……
                Nationwide, unauthorized immigrants are clustered in a few occupations, notably farming, fishing and forestry (26 percent of the workforce), building and grounds (17 percent), and construction and mining (14 percent). They comprise 24 percent of all groundskeepers, 23 percent of domestic workers and 20 percent of those in clothing manufacture.
                Overall, it described an undocumented workforce that has stabilized during a period of economic recovery and has moved up in certain semi-skilled and professional occupations, but that has remained limited by language barriers, poor education and legal status and clustered in low-level occupations.

                • Lara

                  I don’t see anything shameful about a black woman working as a maid. Keeping a home, office, school, etc. Organized and clean will always be important. Plus, it’s good exercise. A lot of people don’t care for office work.

                  • Guest

                    It’s ridiculous for a woman to do any job she is over qualified for.

                • Beauty In Truth

                  It is so sad that blacks are SOOO brainwashed that every dissenting opinion is written off as some “other.” If you were on this blog long enough and other black women’s blogs you would be well aware that I am full black. Not a drop of anything and born and raised in the USA.

                  I’m not a follower demorat sheep and that bothers people, but IDGAF. It’s my mind, my views, and how I feel. Be well. And be sure to vote for who YOU prefer.

                  BTW your comment above is ignorant as heck. Please educated yourself before spewing nonsense. You L.A. folk sure know how to present yourself and your ideas. Sip-sip-sip.

                  • Guest

                    No you’re not black. You just say you are. I can tell by how you say *blacks*. That’s white people sh*t.

                    • Beauty In Truth

                      Rigggggghhht. Ignorant negros in VSB today. Security! You are just ignorant. I don’t usually name call but it’s apparent that you grew up under a rock. Intelligent black exist you dumb fk.

                    • Guest

                      You couldn’t be too bright if you think that being a maid is a proper single black mother prospect. Or too young. There’s probably an abundance of gray hair and bad memories on your person.

                    • Shanna

                      I peeped that a while back.

                  • Guest

                    It’s obvious I’ve educated myself if I HAVE a maid and I’m NOT a maid. It isn’t 1960’s. Black women are overqualified when it comes to being a maid. I guess in your dreams you wish women were raising white children instead of their own, which is an indication that you are probably a rusty filthy old white man stuck in the past.

          • AT

            Exactly right. Keep attacking white people and you’ll find yourselves caught in a crossfire between whites and the third-world invaders. Or you can choose to simply be Americans

            • Beauty In Truth

              Didn’t say anything like that. If you are going to comment don’t reshape my comments. Who did I “attack?”

              • Allonte

                Beauty, real talk, PLEASE tell me anything that Trump has planned for the betterment of America. Specifically black Americans. Even if you don’t think he’s racist (he’s been racist for a LONG time but ignore that for now), I haven’t heard one plan that he has. He’s said he has plans (lots of them, good plans) but I can’t tell you one detail about them. I can’t tell you anything about how he’d handle immigration besides rounding everyone up holocaust style (which isn’t feasible anyway) and that stupid wall (that he really thinks Mexico will pay for…. Really?). The only semi rational thing I’ve heard from him is that he doesn’t support the trade deal (yet, he makes all his crap overseas). Please tell me WHY you support him and basically saying the enemy of my enemy is my friend doesn’t count (because that’s basically what you said earlier).

                • Allonte

                  To reiterate, I’m really asking because I’m honestly trying to wrap my mind around how anyone is voting for him republican or democrat.

          • NonyaB

            So your response due to hatred and perceived over-advancement of hispanics is to vote for someone who is a liar, horrible businessman, LONGTIME bigot incl. racist towards Blacks too?. Your cut-nose-spite-face game IS off the charts.

            Lies faster than he breathes. E.g. The same bigot who kept asking for Obama’s transcripts and birth certificate, refuses to release his tax returns because he claims as a Fortune 500 company owner, he’s being audited by the IRS again. WHY did the IRS announce in reply that individuals can release their own records anytime, so no hold up? And WHY did Fortune mag also announce that BTW, none of dude’s companies are F500 (they’d know, they make the list)?

            Business – Oh, and his businesses have declared bankruptcy FIVE TIMES. Also charged several times for circumventing state business laws, fraud, etc. And you want him to run a country? FYI govt/civil service isn’t and can’t be run as a business but either way, fraudulent leaders not needed.

            Bigotry – he’s sued by the Justice Dept for Housing discrimination against Blacks, fined for discrimination against Blacks working his casinos to please white clients, sued for tenant mistreatment, etc.

            When supporters can’t do basic research like wikipedia on a candidate but will go blazing down the street to shout his praise and battle opposers, they look even stupider than the faulty candidate.

            • Beauty In Truth

              All politicians lie. At least he’s honest about his lies. Lol. I’m aware of his comments. It’s the bigger picture. Not the little details. You gotta peep the entire game.

              • NonyaB

                “honest about his lies”? makes no sense and politicians may lie but they usually do it strategically/relatively rarely (vs constantly in almost every other sentence).

                The bigger picture is the fact that he’s unsuitable in every way, which I outlined in my comment and so have others. If you had just said that you support him despite knowing he’s a garbage human being, against you/your demographic and unsuitable for the job, we’d respect your right to your opinion and keep it moving. What makes it confusing is when you present your support like he’s golden choice, yet offer no solid response when all your points are refuted or when asked specific questions about his platform.

                • Beauty In Truth

                  I don’t need wiki. I’m quite aware of the political arena. You still use Wiki for your source information. I see we have uncovered the problem for most of the general population. Lol. Bye now.

                  • NonyaB

                    I mention wiki to you as a starting point, because it lays out your candiate’s negative activities from decades ago to now, and a lot of the info is linked to receipts. E.g. cases of fraud and discrimination lawsuits are linked to the actual records on govt sites. You only embarrass yourself when you don’t even know basic facts about someone you support so strongly. Good day, indeed.

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      • Cleojonz

        That was written as black mind you! SMH!

      • fxd8424

        Yep, nearly lost their minds. But if you notice the comments all across the internet on any given day is a perfect reflection of their feelings They were not only mad a black actress played a black character, they said they felt “tricked” into caring about her because they didn’t realize she was black. They felt betrayed. SMH. Whenever anything happens with a black person there is zero sympathy and all the racist fangs come out. Sometimes the article doesn’t even have to be about black people, but some racist can always find a way to work it in. Sympathy is virtually non-existent.
        If the subject is a white person, well we know how that ends. They twist themselves into all kinds of knots trying to justify the behavior.

    • Brandon Allen

      This is 99.9999 % word here but Blac Chyna looks like a plastic muppet.

      • Junegirl627

        She is not ugly by real world or hollywood standards. Lets be honest here if someone with the looks and body like Blac Chyna (thanks for correcting my spelling btw) walk up to most single heterosexual males (regardless of race) was interested in you. Most of yall men would swallow your tongue and then cash in your 401k trying to keep her happy

        • Kas

          Yes, but we would lie about it later. :)

      • ChokeOnThisTea

        And the Kardashians/Jenners don’t?

        • Brandon Allen

          Yeah they do. I’d say out of the Kardashian Associates the plasticity ranking goes thusly:

          Cait
          Kris
          Khloe
          Blac Chyna
          Kim
          Kourtney
          WilyKit and WilyKat

    • PDL – Cape Girl

      Chiiiiile, where are folks doing when this stuff goes on???

    • ChokeOnThisTea

      **standing ovation**

    • NonyaB

      Exactly. As I said in my reply to his zealous supporter below, when supporters can’t do basic research like wikipedia on a candidate but will go blazing down the street to shout his praise and battle opposers, they look even stupider than the faulty candidate.

      Some people’s cut-nose-spite-face game IS off the charts. How does your hatred for one minority lead you to support a huge racist who hates your ethnic group too?? Sooo many records of his bigotry and racism against minorities including Black people. He’s been sued by the Justice Dept for Housing discrimination against Blacks, fined for discrimination against Blacks working his casinos to please white clients, sued for tenant mistreatment, etc. Lets not even get into his businesses having declared bankruptcy FIVE TIMES, him being sued and charged several times for skirting business laws, straight up fraud, etc. And this anything-but-trustworthy person should rule a country?

  • Sigma_Since 93

    I was talking about this with Mrs SS93. The whole thing felt like a Boss/House of Cards mash up. Rahm turns a blind eye as a means of atonement, organizers finally time up Trumps use of public spaces for private events, and it’s on and poppin.

    What warmed my heart was the coalition of White, Black, and Brown folks jumping up and down yelling We gon’ be alright.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    This guy for the win..
    http://i.giphy.com/JtOYaMg8CKPGo.gif

    • miss t-lee

      Yup. This guy, and the guy who tried to rush the stage.
      Heroes.

    • Asiyah

      I know the Arab guy behind him with the glasses and scarf lol

      YES! RIP THAT SIGN!

    • RagesAgainstMachines

      The way he looks into the camera as he rips the sign melts my icy heart. I was mesmerized by this gif for most of the day yesterday, lol.

    • Beauty In Truth

      So funny! Let me tell you. Those protesters don’t play. This city does not play when it comes to not letting the BS fly. It’s black, white, asian, everybody was protesting. And while I support Trump, I think they show us what collective power is all about.

  • United_Dreamer

    “These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium.”

    Otherwise known as throwing a tantrum.

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