An Angry Brown Latina’s Reply to Hate #NOTMYPRESIDENT

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A Trump presidency is exactly just that – an injustice to the core in all aspects of what America stands for. It looks like people tend to forget or ignore that this country was founded on immigrants. The only people that are not immigrants of this country are Native Americans. But yet, they are viewed as second-class citizens. Before 1924, they weren’t even viewed as citizens, 148 years after this country was founded!

Anyone who isn’t a white male in this country, to this day is viewed as a second-class citizen. CNN correspondent states it best during the results of this election "This was a whitelash against a changing country," Jones said. "It was whitelash against a black president in part. And that's the part where the pain comes."

Fellow HerCampus writer said she didn’t care about the derogatory comments Trump said and justified it because of the lyrics that rap songs contain. First of all, these rap artist did not run for president. Second of all, these rap artists are not dealing with other world leaders nor are they in environments that call for a professional setting. This writer, who happens to be a white woman, is speaking from a place of privilege when she chooses to ignore the fact that a Trump presidency is actually terrifying. Millions of people are afraid to lose legal status, millions of students more who have been living in this country for practically their whole lives. Trump is a man who bullied his way to the top! He was picked over a woman that is far more qualified to run the country. No, he is #notmypresident.

To anyone that belittles the protestors around the country, remember this; a lot of our rights as women, people of color, and sexual orientation, were fought and won because of protests.

“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.”

― Kurt Cobain