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  1. Morgan,

    Would you and others at least correct the same falsehood that’s on a Trump-like level? Hilary Clinton did not call African-American “children” super predators. She said it of gang members. And anybody in the 1990’s that set foot in the Los Angeles area know that there was no bigger indicator of diversity than gangs. As someone who was ready to fight when someone would claim young blacks must be in a gang simply because they were black the ready embrace of this falsehood in rushing to be a victim is particularly irksome. Suddenly “gang member” = African American? No wonder Trump won.

    When one adds in that she was the First Lady. Not the President. Not a Senator. Joe Biden wrote the Bill (he was a Senator) and Bernie Sanders voted for it. Two facts lost in the rush to claim victim-hood. The 90’s were a different time. There was no Obama coalition. White voters ruled. On November 8 folks were reminded that they still do. And people who never knew anything but a Democratic Congress with a Republican President or Democratic President with Democratic or Republican Congress are about to get a reality check real soon.

  2. Thanks for your honesty, Morgan. I hope that others will arrive at the same conclusion soon. Voting matters and we need not wait for 2020. We need to begin organizing for the mid-term elections in 2018. The entire House of Representatives is up for grabs.

    I encourage The Lasso to publish more stories about the importance of voting. Doing so would be a great way to begin the process of doing the hard work it will take to repair the damage that will be done under Trump’s presidency.

    -Dr. Danielle Phillips-Cunningham (Professor in MCWGS Department)

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