Donald Trump has amassed quite the voter base.
This doesn’t come as a surprise to those of us who understand the historical roots of racism in America.
For those who are in denial about it, it appears more difficult to grasp.
Let us remember that today, minorities suffer the worst economic hardships in America.
Public services are more than limited; and representation in politics is scarce.
Even then, the American people have resisted drastic political changes that might address our domestic inequalities. Furthermore, Americans are blindly obedient to media-disbursed narratives about our national security, which also ignore the complicity of America’s past century of foreign policy decisions that have made us the target of terrorists and provoked the rise of radicalism to begin with.
Donald Trump is exploiting the cultural paranoias afflicting the ordinary white man in America today who is too disillusioned with America’s apparent stagnation.
But the struggles of the white man are incomparable to those endured by the disenfranchised communities of minorities.
Progressivism itself has taken a halt due to the resilience of right-wing nationalism, which has crept into the left-wing too, via the likes of Hillary Clinton and that camp of centrist democrats.
But as previously mentioned this comes as no surprise.
The cultural revolution and awakening in America must address the grievances of immigrants and minorities as it does those of the average white American in order for change to be possible.
Bernie Sanders was unable to rally much of the minority communities, though his run remains impressive. His unconventional policies are ideal, but far from complete.
He hasn’t fully conceded yet, but the likely battle will be fought between Trump and Clinton.
Regardless, Clinton is better for the world than Trump, but she is worse than Bernie.
Our choices are not diverse; and our powers are limited.
Change must happen; but depending on political outcomes; it might get ugly before it gets pretty.