Yesterday Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke in North Carolina and made a pathetic attempt at appealing to African American voters. For the last several months polls have put Trump’s support among black Americans at roughly 1%. His policies are anathema to the needs of black communities – healthcare, better public schools, safety from discrimination and police violence, free childcare and paid maternity leave for working mothers, and a guaranteed living wage.
In his uninspiring speech, he asked:
“If African Americans give Donald Trump a chance by giving me their vote, the result for them will be amazing. Look at how badly things are going under decades of Democratic leadership – look at the schools, look at the 58 percent of young African Americans not working. It is time for change.What do you have to lose by trying something new?”
@thehill probably your life since trump wants to just add more cops to prevent crime
— Old Metro (@53_MILLION) August 19, 2016
— LiberalsAreSmarter (@SmartLiberal) August 19, 2016
@thehill Dignity and self respect.
— Pat Rogers (@aah_pat) August 19, 2016
@thehill my rights
— Jonathan Burke (@JamaicanPablito) August 19, 2016
@thehill Yeah, what do black voters have to lose by voting for a racist.
— Augustus #HRC2016 (@_Augustus_1) August 19, 2016
@thehill Equal Opportunity Housing?
— Stephen Hummus (@AngusMacKeith) August 19, 2016
African Americans, like all Americans who are not white supremacists, have nothing to gain from a Trump presidency and everything to lose.
Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.