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b_b  ·  768 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's election day America!

Racism is baked into the Constitution. All the 'originalists' out there (of which Trump professes to be even though he's demonstrated a lack of understanding of even the basic parts of the Constitution) are hearkening back to a time when a a black person was only 3/5 of a person (with no rights), and women rose to the level of personhood, but also with no rights. Slavery is America's original sin, and it's reflected in everything from voting rights to the Electoral College itself. What we've found out today is that the majority of the country is sick and tired of having to be PC when their true feelings are that America was, is, and will be for white men.

I hope if there's a silver lining it's that some sunlight gets shed on this horrible issue. Our history of racism has a lasting legacy, and it's apparently not going anywhere anytime soon. Our history of misogyny is just as rampant, but even I thought it was mostly beaten back. Sadly, I was wrong.

I'm very sad for our country right now. I'm watching Romney's former chief strategist lament his victory on PBS right now. That should tell everyone something.




ButterflyEffect  ·  768 days ago  ·  link  ·  

...what can we even do at this point...I mean, moving forward, what do you think we can do? Because clearly what we've been doing isn't effective.

b_b  ·  768 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We hope that the Constitution and our institutions are robust enough enough that his main planks are moot.