Urban black voters rescued all of us in this election. We owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. In order to make that more then “hopes and prayers”, this is the moment to talk seriously about paying reparations and about making DC a state. Black voters in Detroit, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and other cities across the nation made the difference in this crucial election.
Black Americans throughout America turned out to defeat Donald Trump and everything he represents. Our black brothers and sisters were the target of relentless and persistent voter suppression attempts nationwide. From the Oval Office all the way down to local state committees, they have been targeted, attacked, berated, and demeaned.
In the final analysis, black voters stood up for America and fought on the front lines of the on-going war against everything Americans hold dear. It is telling that in the around-the-clock “news” that blanketed MSNBC and CNN for the last week, in numerous pieces about the pandemic about the impact of the GOP gaslighting and denial and about the HUGE impact in our cities, I saw NOT ONE MENTION of the death of Herman Cain from COVID he acquired at the Donald Trump rally in Tulsa.
The fact that this election was as close as it was is an indictment of white America and a testament to the role that Black America plays in saving America’s soul.
Seeing a lot of MAGA people complaining about being demonized. Here’s the big difference. I didn’t like MAGA people because of their ideas. They didn’t like me because of my existence. Kumail Nanjiani