The events that have taken place this weekend is extremely disheartening, heartbreaking and infuriating to the core. In a time when there is contention on a global level, when the threat of nuclear war seems imminent, we still can't seem to unite within our own country.
These white supremacist alt-right nazis feel that their long held privileges are being challenged so they resort to hateful and racist rhetoric to try to hold on to their delusional fantasies. These groups have been emboldened by TRUMP ever since he ran for president. And they continue to see a friend in him which allows them to perpetuate this campaign of white power ideology. TRUMP would not even explicitly condemn the white supremacists, NO SURPRISE THERE.
With that said, it is extremely important that we as individuals must not remain complacent or impartial to what is going on. All of this is NOT OKAY. It is not normal and should not be tolerated. If you have family members or friends that support this harmful and hateful ideology, start a dialogue with them. If you have the means, donate to organizations that help out POC. Participate in peaceful protests against these social injustices. And don't forget to check your privilege. Racist ideology has been so ingrained in our culture that sometimes, as woke as you think you are, there can still be residuals from the long history of systematic racism and white privilege. So catch yourself , and check your privilege.
Racism is not okay. It is violent, it is hateful, and it is regressive and should NOT be tolerated. I stand in solidarity with my fellow POC. No group of hateful nazis can break us down! (PS. I will never see tikki torches the same)