Most of us do not think about the massive racial divide that our parents faced in the ’60 & ‘70. We never suffered such riffs as we grew up and went to school. But, there seems to be an undercurrent of rage left over from that violent and hateful past.
It is much like a deep scare has been ripped open to reveal that the flesh had not actually healed. Many will talk about the many adverse effects of the Obama administration, but the largest may well be the effect his presidency has had on race relations.
Now, in the wake of a Trump victory, many have taken to the streets to protest. Whether they failed to vote because they believed that Trump could never win; or that they simply hate our political process, these people wanted to show their dissatisfaction. But, we have to ask why the violent side of these protests was not covered by the media.
What started as a protest against President-Elect Donald Trump soon turned to violent riots where one of New Orleans’ most famous monuments was covered in graffiti and glass windows were shattered out of a nearby bank.
Hundreds showed up to denounce the election of Trump–but despite media reports of a peaceful gathering, the crowd grew increasingly hostile and violent, according to Breitbart Texas sources on the ground.
Other phrases like “No Trump, no KKK” were used to vandalize surrounding areas, as well as the threatening phrase “Die whites die” and “F*ck Trump”.
This is not simply an outpouring of emotion over the election results. This is rage against a particular group of people. It seems that the silent white majority finding its voice Tuesday night has awakened this rage.
The question is how far it will go before it burns out?