In the lead-up to the presidential election of 2016, people who paid attention to the news, newspapers, Twitter, or Facebook could tell that Donald Trump had a problem accepting people of color. His infamous “Mexicans are rapists” comments really started the ball rolling on the type of person he would be as president.
A lot of people over the decades have accused Trump of racist words, deeds and actions. His racism has been widely publicized so no one should say they didn’t know how he really is. The information is there, but sadly some people chose to ignore it. Since the electoral college saddled us with Trump we’re just going to have to endure him until he’s finally out of office. But we don’t have to endure in silence. We should all raise our voices in protest to the things Donald Trump says.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is doing just that. Today on Twitter he posted,
Dr. King said that change “comes through continuous struggle.” As we celebrate his legacy today, we’re once again living through a battle for the soul of this nation. We'll win this battle by following his example: standing up, getting involved, and demanding our voices be heard.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 15, 2018
In case that didn’t just grab you the first time I’ll repeat it. We’re once again living through a battle for the soul of this nation! What powerful words. VP Biden first used them back in August in a letter he wrote to The Atlantic. He said this,
“In Charlottesville, that long trail emerged once again into plain view not only for America, but for the whole world to see. The crazed, angry faces illuminated by torches. The chants echoing the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the 1930s. The neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and white supremacists emerging from dark rooms and remote fields and the anonymity of the web into the bright light of day on the streets of a historically significant American city. If it wasn’t clear before, it’s clear now: We are living through a battle for the soul of this nation.”