I am reblogging this because this needs to be read by everyone. It is well thought out and well-written. Tori also leaves links for further perusal. This is quite excellent on all levels. Let me know what you think.
Also, I’d like to add that Trump was not elected by whites males. The while male vote was only up 1% from Romney’s numbers. Black votes were up 5% and Hispanic votes were up 7% from Romney’s numbers. Race played a role but it wasn’t negative. Thank you my sisters and brothers.
Over the summer, my little sister had a soccer tournament at Bloomsburg University, located in central Pennsylvania. The drive there was about three hours and many of the towns we drove through shocked me. The conditions of these towns were terrible. Houses were falling apart. Bars and restaurants were boarded up. Scrap metal was thrown across front lawns. White, plastic lawn chairs were out on the drooping front porches. There were no malls. No outlets. Most of these small towns did not have a Walmart, only a dollar store and a few run down thrift stores. In almost every town, there was an abandoned factory.
My father, who was driving the car, turned to me and pointed out a Trump sign stuck in a front yard, surrounded by weeds and dead grass. “This is Trump country, Tori,” He said. “These people are desperate, trapped for life in these small towns…
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