I have heard a few comments in the past couple of days from people that I think resonate with the ideology that we are still the same people today that we were yesterday and the day before, let alone the month and years prior and as well, going forward. That is what bothers me. There are people out there that have different standards of what is acceptable from one person to another and they are disproportionately uneven on so many levels. This leads me to believe that inherently there are people around me that are racist and sexist.
This race was not just about politics. This race was about the idea that a President of color was the last straw, and a female President just couldn’t be a President. We are a team and now I know that half of the team doesn’t like me. It could just be because I am not white but I am also a woman. Double Whammy. This means I have to work an even more ridiculously large amount to succeed and nothing I do will ever be right in the eyes of half of the people around the nation. This could be just because I am a woman or because I am not white, although one is enough the excuse will probably be a mixture of both because it can be.
It is clear that America is not “We” the People yet and we need to do something about this starting now. We need to do something. And despite what anyone says and does we will make this happen soon because half of us, and this is a growing number year after year, want to move forward with grace, dignity, and a rising power that comes with a truly, United people.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” (Preamble to the Constitution)
True Silver Lining:
This current setback really is okay because we have a lot of movement in the right direction to correct this divided ideology. We have a sitting President of color give the fight of his life and we had our first female candidate of a major party give the fight of her life. And because of those two shining examples of what we can achieve, those of us that see in them the potential for all of us, will achieve more because of them.