I have always been a believer in voice. Your voice is who you are. How you use it is a demonstration of your personal power.
Wars have been waged over voice—who has it, who doesn’t, how it is used.
I was always taught and been taught that silence is assent.
And this year, that is true.
In fact, I can’t think of another time in my life when it has been truer.
Just under half of the voting electorate voted for someone who seems to share very few of my beliefs or values.
It’s kind of like those old sayings when you go to college: Look to your left. Now, look to your right. One of those folks won’t be there at graduation.
Instead, now, the ending goes: One of those folks voted for the guy openly praised and endorsed by hate groups and restrictive regimes around the world.
So, you say, that you don’t share those beliefs?
Stand with me.
Tell me, show me and stand with me.
If you voted for him, I really need you to hear something right now: I believe you. I believe you when you say that you’re not a racist. I believe you when you say that you’re not a bigot. I believe you when you say you’re not homophobic. I believe you when you say you’re……