Getting The Black Vote
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Getting The Black Vote

A word from Black America to Donald Trump.

Getting The Black Vote

Greetings Mr. Trump,

Is it okay if we call you Donald? Let’s talk strategy. So it is apparent that you’re running for office, however you seem to be lacking in a few areas. Let’s just jump right to the point. You’re not going to get the black vote. Your slogan is “Make America Great Again” but we, Black America, are struggling to remember a time in history that was better than today. Upon entering this country, mostly by force, it was made relatively clear that we were not going to receive equal treatment. We weren’t even considered to be whole individuals. Slavery, if you remember that whole shebang, was not too “great”. Maybe you were referring to a later time period. However, then we come across Jim Crow laws and segregation. Still not so “great”.

Though, a few decades later when we were integrated and coexisting, it was still no surprise when racist radicals threatened black families moving into the suburbs, or when homeless black men were being murdered for just being black. That’s definitely not “great”. It’s actually pretty horrific. We would say that America’s “great” now, but I can’t verbalize that when most recently, three were stabbed at a Klu Klux Klan rally in Anaheim. The most disturbing part is that there was a Klu Klux Klan rally.

So much violence resulting from a difference in opinion; I’m sure you know what I mean. Maybe when you say “Make America Great Again” you mean to take us back to a time where opinions were as white as snow, and any opposing opinions would surely be shot down in cold blood. You want to build walls to isolate us and ban all Muslims. Let’s be real Donald--you did say I could call you Donald, right?--brown is your least favorite color, just as Trump is our least favorite flavor. I would say that we could offer a few tips to help turn this thing around for you, but it wouldn’t be your vision anymore; your “American” dream. We’ll give you the right to your opinion and let you keep running the “Make America Great Again” campaign, but we’ll keep our votes.


Black America

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