When he called for a wall to keep out the Mexicans, I said nothing because I am not Mexican
When he called for a ban of all Muslims to enter the country I said nothing because I am not Muslim
When he called out to make fun of the disabled I said nothing as I am not a disable
When he called an American hero, Senator John McCain a ‘loser’ and “he’s no hero”, but I wasn’t John McCain so I said nothing
When he said he could grab any woman by her private parts, I should have said something as I am a woman
When he was elected as our President, I said, “how can that be?”
It was because I said ‘Nothing’ and just let it be
Now, he is our President and he did it by any means because people like me didn’t say no, it won’t be
Now, he calls out an original “Freedom Rider” Rep. John Lewis hiding behind something called Twitter, “All talk, talk, talk – no action or results.”
I have to say something, this shouldn’t be, Lewis’s actions were to pave a way to racial harmony, yet while Lewis fought, this President Elect’s father was building a legacy of denying housing to people of color
Now, I must speak out. This man is intolerant, ignorant and crass. He is not Presidential or one we can turn to look up to. What have I done by not speaking out?
It may be late, it may not matter to many, but the days of keeping my head low and not making waves are over that is for sure.
He will call us losers or a flunkys but it will not matter, we are Americans which means we are made up of all of those he has tried to torment
We are Mexicans and Muslims, we are women and the disabled, we are made of every continent and all blood lines
Our voices can not be silent, not anymore, so there won’t be a next time.
That is what makes America great.