My 215-Week Action Plan to be a better American and a kinder human being.
Counting down the weeks until the end of Trump’s four years as President of the United States. We each get the next four years to become the best American we can be.
Weeks 174 – 175, August 17 and 24, 2017
I’m currently reading White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide by CArol Anderson, Ph.D. I’ll report back on my thoughts as soon as I finish it.
These past two weeks, I’ve been thinking about who my friends are in daily interactions as well as connected on Facebook. When Trump took office, many people started defriending each other on Facebook. I certainly wanted to, but I didn’t. I gave those friends on Team Trump the benefit of the doubt that they didn’t know who they voted for. But now, we have 8 months of seeing who they voted for and I’ve realized a hard truth. If any of these ‘friends’ still support him or would vote for Trump again in a future election, we do not share fundamental values and defriending and defacebooking is necessary.
Here’s what I think. We can educate the children of our future to make different choices. To not be racists. To not be white supremacists. To care about the world. But we can’t change their parents and sadly, some of my ‘friends.’