Andrew Anglin, a popular white supremacist and founder of neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, made an interesting blog post in Feb 2017, in which he states that, “Donald Trump wants to remove us from undue federal scrutiny by removing ‘white supremacists’ from the definition of ‘extremism,’” he said. “Donald Trump is setting us free. It just… It just couldn’t ever get any better than this, I am telling myself. But I know that it is just going to keep getting better.”
With that type of thinking it is easy to understand so many incidents of racial unrest. It happens in some disturbing ways and some of these are not making it to mainstream reporting. They don’t all have to be in the New York Times or on CNN, but they should be tracked somehow or else these incidents become acceptable, everyday behavior and thought processes. We’ve been in those dark times before and there is no reason for the past to reoccur, when we’ve worked so hard to make progress.
How do we keep moving forward? Let’s get to know each other on a deeper level than what we look like or who we worship. Let’s not allow negative, repressive comments or thought processes to hold us back from what we hope to accomplish, but rather, battle against negative, divisive ideologies through understanding and love. Learn and grow through conversations with substance. Contemporary Christian music artist Mandissa says it best, ‘We all bleed the same…so tell me why we’re divided.’
Are you ready to be a part of the movement and #StepOut today?