Statement in Support of Minority Communities, for the Total Resistance to a Donald Trump Presidency and Administration, and for the Ultimate Destruction of White Supremacy and Patriarchal Rule
On November 8th, 2016, Donald Trump won the 45th Presidential Election of the United States of America. Throughout his campaign and career, Trump has spouted hatred and bigotry, targeting this nation’s most vulnerable, displaying his complete lack of compassion and respect for minority communities. He rallied the worst of the American people and gave them a platform. His brand of white supremacy was blatant. He stood on national stages and discriminated against brown and black people, against women, against the LGBTQIA+ community, against the disabled community, against anyone who is not a cishetero white man. We all know the things he said and the things he did. We know how and why his candidacy was embraced by millions.
White supremacy and white patriarchy is a disease and a curse. These systems of power are bled into the very fabric of American society: the laws that govern us, the history we are taught, the high majority of media conglomerates, the functions of daily life. These systems are directly responsible for the deaths of millions, worldwide. The structures that allow for Trump’s rhetoric to thrive need to be destroyed. This is not new information -- this fight is centuries long.