Is Trump A Racist?

trump mexicoFacebook has become pretty political in the last few years, and with the presidency of Donald Trump now steering into its third year, the divisions are still deep and painful between those of us who lean right and those of us who lean left. Daily we are all bombarded with accusations of false news stories, cries of “collusion” countering cries of “exoneration”, and both sides scrambling to prove their own side’s opinions while dodging the “facts” being thrown their way that might prove otherwise. Frankly, it’s a mess out there and we can’t help but get pulled into it from time to time.

Just for clarification, I was a Republican until Trump came along. Now I consider myself republicana left-leaning Independent. To me, Trump’s presidency has done one thing that I find dubiously positive – it’s shown the severe lack of morals, pathetic lack of ethics, and ridiculous lack of a spine in our Republican representation in the government. It has helped shine a spotlight on how power has truly corrupted our representatives, who will do and say anything to keep their places among the rich and powerful. They’ve shown themselves to be elitist, thinking themselves beyond the law, beyond the truth, and infinitely more important than the people they were elected to represent. While that is a miserable thing to find out about the people who are supposed to be serving our interests, I’m of the opinion that I’m glad I found out. I will work tirelessly to oust them all.

I have a lot of friends that are still staunchly Republican though, and in a few instances, that has caused some friction. I try not to engage much with the political posts that hawk different views from mine, but once in awhile, I disagree so much, I just need to say something. Last night was one of those times.

My friend and fellow writer, who is a Conservative, posted this on Facebook:

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Before I continue, I would like to lay down a few rules. Number one, I don’t find that because someone else thinks a different way, that automatically makes them an enemy and/or unintelligent, so please don’t comment calling anyone names. I’m always happy to open up a dialogue, but if it digresses to people just being rude, that’s not useful. I’m confident in why I believe what I believe, and I imagine people who disagree with me might feel the same way. So, learning to disagree without being offended is necessary.

600px-Facebook_logo_(square)I voiced my concern that this statement wasn’t true, and that there were many instances that convinced me Trump was indeed a racist. In true form, my friend asked me to back up my beliefs, and I promised her I would. So here we go…  🙂

People today tend to get the term “racist” wrong. They assume that in order to be a racist person, you need to wish ill-will on another race of people. Actually, that isn’t really true. It is just when you treat someone differently (good or bad) because they are from a different race than you are. There are actually a lot of people who consider themselves to be good people who by their own actions and words, are racist.

For me, Trump is a very clear example of a racist person. He has actually been this way for a really long time. Here are some examples of Trump’s racism I find compelling:

When I was compiling this list, I didn’t include everything I was able to find. Everything listed has more than one source and doesn’t come from news sources known strictly for enabling only one side of an argument.

To me, it is clear that Donald Trump is, in fact, a racist human being. Whether he maxresdefaultunderstands or acknowledges that fact about himself is irrelevant, though I am inclined to believe that he does think that he is in a superior race, and thus believes his value is somehow greater than people who belong to races of color.

In my opinion, trying to use the bad acts of Jussie Smollet, an African American and a man who identifies as a gay man, and the fact that he didn’t have to reap the consequences of his crimes as some kind of proof that Trump isn’t a racist, just doesn’t add up. Jussie is rich and famous; he belongs to the elite class that tends to buy their way out of their own consequences, and Trump himself is in that same class. It’s pretty far-fetched, at best.

I think at our core, we’re all a little racist. We tend to be more fearful of people who don’t look like we do, and all the stereotypes that follow people around don’t help. The truth is, if I was a black person, I’d be terrified of white cops. If I was a Mexican person, I’d be afraid of being accused of anything by a white person. And as we hear constantly, we white people are always being told that caravans of Latino gang members are heading our way to break into our country, rape and kill us all.

By using kernels of fear that linger deep inside of all of us, the rhetoric has forced most of us to take a long, hard look at who we are deep inside, and face the age old question, “Am I a racist?”.

Some people have embraced their fear and their hate, like Facebook Videos are constantly proving, while others, like myself, have sought to put that nugget of fear to rest by using logic and spirituality. Skin color is biology and has not one thing to do with anything but that.

You simply can’t paint entire groups of people as good or bad depending on how they look. And if you find yourself doing that, you should really examine why you feel that way, and work on becoming better.

We ALL have it in ourselves to do better than this.

~Bird

 

13 thoughts on “Is Trump A Racist?

  1. Excellently put. Well said. Your friend seems to be confusing racism with Rich Privilege. Indeed a lot of people confuse White Privilege with Rich Privilege. There is no such thing as “White Privilege” but there is “White Preference” which is normal, because white people generally prefer to hangout with other white people, like black people tend to prefer to hangout with black people. That’s what we “prefer” and its not a privilege of any kind. (I did a who write-up on this on one of my blogs. https://muckibr2.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/white-privilege-college-admission-scam/ ) Anyway, your friend is wrong. Trump is both a White Privileged and Racist fool. That’s just a fact.

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  2. Why does he has Dr. Ben Carson in his cabinet if he is a racist? Just to name just one of many of people that are not white American Caucasians.
    So basically more than half of the US population including blacks, hispanics who voted for him are also racist. What an evil man, evil Kanievel!

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    1. Ok. Before I address “I can’t be a racist because I have a black friend” method of arguing, how do you explain the many, many instances of racism I listed above? Appointing a few random people of color does NOT prove he isn’t racist.

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      1. If you had a white person and a black person that came to Trump with an the same idea to make a hotel lets say. Trump give them the o.k, they both come back to Trump showing him how their respective hotels are doing. The hotel of the black guy is making more money for him and for Trump than the hotel of the white guy. Who do you think Trump will reward? He cares about getting it done quickly, effectively and that it generates wealth for him wich translated for wealth for the people that work under him. You can give me more lists if you want, racist is a very harsh word and as I said before you are calling over half of the population racist since they voted for Trump. And even though I´m not even from the US although I lived there my childhood you are also calling me racist. My best friend is Marrocan, he’s faithful, hardworking guy unlike most of the Marrocans in my town selling drugs and robbing. I do call them derogatory terms and treat them differently. Specially with 3 scars that I have in my beautiful face after getting into real physical fights with them. So I must be a racist right?
        Here is a little video if you would like to see.

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      2. By the way you used the term ¨random¨people like Dr. Carlson, that is a derogatory term according to you way of thinking, towards a black man, maybe you are racist then according to your own argument.

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      3. Again, you didn’t address any of the points I put in the article. I disagree with you thinking that because Dr. Carlson was appointed, that is some kind of proof that Trump isn’t racist. But even if it did, how do you explain the many things the president has said and done that blatantly show he does not care for people of color?

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      4. Lets leave it at that we agree to disagree. I´m not even from the US, lived there in my early years and now in Spain where I was born. I write crazy poetry, and it is not practical to try to convince any other side to think like you think. Which I think in itself would be an insult.
        Anyways, lets part on good manners and today here is a beautiful sunny day which I´m sure we both agree to like sunny days not to hot not to cold. Happy day! Take care.

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  3. I re-read the post, and it seems I have the need to comment (guess is human nature) which is a simple fact thought. Unemployment is 3,7%, stock market is doing very well.

    3.7% unemployment, here in Spain we are well over 20%, you guys are lucky thanks to you people and the politics that he has put in place, in place of your hands.

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