the issue isn't where you come from, it is "who you are" and what you will "allow"
saying Granpappy Beauregard was a racist so I am, too
happens far too often
the tipping point in Trump's favor with his "followers" -- who (not all that deep down are racist as fuck in most cases) were people who voted against their own self-interest because their self-esteem was SO LOW they needed to find someone they could look at as being "less than them"
Trump provided pre-fab "targets" for their hatred
"it's not because you're inbred uneducated white trash that you're not CEO of Amazon, it's because them damn furriners stole your legacy" -- that "noise"
those who are wealthy and "educated" and being smoke screens for trump's PT Barnum charade are #complicit in conning the ones in rural America or urban members of the "underclass" who need a weaker dog to kick, so they perpetuate this "narrative"
the #concept that "I was taught" racism is bull shit
guarantee you, if all it takes is the words coming out of your parent's mouths to teach you racism, then I have a Ph.D
this isn't #it
people taught racism who continue "being racist" are really just #conformists afraid to speak their own truths
so it isn't, to me, a matter of what you were taught
but whether you are willing to speak for yourself and not be a nodding head to everyone else
good bad or indifferent, I speak "my own mind"
I don't echo insanity because it's in style
. . . #choices