Not All Trump Supporters are Racist… When I saw this on…

Not All Trump Supporters are Racist…

When I saw this on Facebook, I thought it was the perfect response to DT supporters trying to convince me they weren’t racist. By now, it is such a draining argument, especially with people I thought shared the same values and beliefs. Howell’s words shut down the argument while leaving some knowledge. T. Lanette

Written by Phillip Howell:

“Not all Trump supporters are racist, misogynist, xenophobes. All Trump supporters saw a racist, misogynist, xenophobe and said “this is an acceptable person to lead our country.”

You may not have racist, misogynist, xenophobic intent, but you have had racist, misogynist, xenophobic impact.

Impact > intent.

So when you get called racist, misogynist, and xenophobic – understand that your actions have enabled racism, misogyny, and xenophobia in the highest halls of our federal government, regardless of why you voted for him.

You have to own this. You don’t get to escape it because your feelings are hurt that people are calling you names. You may have felt like you had no other choice; you may have felt like he was genuinely the best choice for reasons that had nothing to do with hate.

But you have to own what you have done: you have enabled racism, misogyny, and xenophobia.

Impact > intent.

Always.“

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TLanette

Teacher, writer, web designer, friend, and traveler... I try to experience everything and let go of all that I cannot control.

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