Trump makes all white american men look bad.
If someone paints us all with the same brush based on him, well, I don’t blame them. He represents a very embarrassing side of white maleness and I can’t excuse myself out of it. All I can do not participate in it.
I was exposed to a phrase, “Collectin yo folk” It’s a nice way of saying “Collect your trash”.
Basically, it’s just what it sounds like: PoC aren’t responsible for the actions of white people. They’re not responsible for educating them on these issues. They have themselves to contend with.
But – if a white person wants change, we have to collect our trash. In short, do something to bring the white trash in line.
I thought about what I tend to do – why it is that I go into white trash groups and engage. It’s precisely that, but I didn’t know there was a name for it.
So, I do what I can to take responsibility because THEY represent ME. Do I want that? No.