(Content warning: racial slurs)
Many people considered Donald Trump’s campaign a joke at first – but now he’s the Republican Presidential nominee. So how in the world did we get here?
This comic reveals the truth about how Trump didn’t appear out of thin air – and how everyone in White America had a role in getting him so close to the presidency.
These are snapshots of your classrooms, your family dinner tables, the microaggressions you’ve witnessed and committed, and more. They all add up to create a climate in which an unapologetically racist, xenophobic, and sexist man can get a shot at the most powerful position in the United States.
Does any of it look familiar?
Here’s a chance to reflect on how to do the right thing next time, so we can stop people like Trump – even before they seem like a threat to you.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 10 Insidious Ways White Supremacy Shows Up in Our Everyday Lives
- How the Interruption Of Bernie Sanders Exposed White Progressives’ White Supremacy
Josette Souza is the Program Coordinator for Everyday Feminism. She’s a working-class Afro-latinx and recent first-generation college graduate who just moved back to the US from Mexico. Her favorite things in the world are Black liberation, intersectional feminism, and offering her condolences to the people who failed to bring her down by telling her that getting a degree in Africana studies would mean never getting a good job.