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Date: 2016-11-10 02:02 (UTC)
krait: a sea snake (krait) swimming (0)
From: [personal profile] krait
Either way, I have never felt more ashamed to be a white American.

I am feeling much the same. I'm glad that you had your "shortlist" of people to assist!

they emphatically need white women

I fear have less faith than you do, after finding out just how many white women voted for Trump.

It's not as though he hid his opinion of us; white women chose to hand over their health care, equal pay, and bodily autonomy to someone who had explained on national television that he believed our possessing those things was a mistake. Trump has never given the least indication that he needs us, nor that he would lift a finger to earn our votes... and apparently 53% of us felt that was acceptable.

You can't repeal the 19th Amendment directly, but this election has already shown us that there are other ways to prevent 'undesirables' from voting; the undermining of the VRA has already begun.

we'll spend the rest of my life digging out from the hole we've just dug, with the waters literally rising all around

What a great (anad terrible) phrasing! That's precisely how I feel - as though everything in sight is mud and contaminated water, and I can't see where to begin, much less any end in sight. We wanted to spend our energy in rising; instead we'll pour ourselves into an effort to get back to where we started.

Please take care of yourselves; we're going to need all our strength.

Agreed! Strength will be the thing most needed. (And holding hands is even more important when the ground is uncertain.)
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