Today’s post is prompted by this tweet and the accompanying article:
How colonialism and racism explain the inept US response to Hurricane Maria https://t.co/EioxarIQ5j
— Vox (@voxdotcom) October 9, 2017
Too many of us were educated in a system that shies away from words like colonialism, imperialism, or racism when talking about our country. And yet, the evidence is readily available if one is willing to look. Today, we’re looking.
Anti-imperialists pulled no punches…
So when we see things like this…
— POLITICO (@politico) October 8, 2017
— Nick Walden Poublon (@NWPinPDX) October 8, 2017
Trump mocking a Spanish accent when he says Puerto Rico is gross. Let it end. pic.twitter.com/2QRRCdE100
— deray mckesson (@deray) October 7, 2017
…it’s an undeniable part of who we’ve been and who we are, BUT not who we have to be.
In record time, an Almost Like Praying music video.
Watch, enjoy, and DONATE: https://t.co/RzM7fnYpQq
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 6, 2017