The Privilege of Lazy Voting and Doing Nothing

The 2016 election of a racist, misogynistic, narcissist was a jolt in many ways, but emotionally, it was devastating to many of us because we realized that some of our friends and neighbors just did not care about us. The hateful rhetoric left nothing to the imagination, and it was obvious to all that raising this man to the highest office in the land was going to endanger the lives of millions of people in vulnerable communities. Black people, Hispanics, Muslims, Jews, the LGBTQ community, and any nonwhite immigrant, American citizen or otherwise, as well as the poor now had a target on their backs.

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