“I used to think you could defeat bigotry. But it only hides. And when you give it oxygen … it, in fact, brings out the worst in — it sort of condones activity that is across the board, totally inappropriate. And we must speak out.” Joe Biden
I’ve witnessed and experienced forms of bigotry all my life as the grandson of Italian immigrants, an outspoken early critic/protester of the Vietnam War in 1967, a lifelong progressive Democratic party organizer and gay rights activist.
But in all that time, most overt bigotry lived under rocks and rarely showed it’s ugly face in the white, middle class suburban community I grew up in. I rarely, if ever, heard people use the “n” word.
What’s different about bigotry today is that with the rise of Trump those rocks have been turned over and that vicious hate is spewing out in the open like raw sewage from a firehose.
Trump not only turned over the rocks; he is encouraging people to throw them.
VOTE as if your life depends on it because it does!