Even though President Trump is striving to divide us, in reality, he’s actually bringing us together powerfully. Although hate crimes have exceeded the standard level, protests have also been rapidly increasing.
Trump has fed on hate and fear of the American people promising to “drain the swamp”.
He’s instigated a travel ban which clearly discriminates Muslims and favors Christians.
He has mocked a reporter with a disability and has emitted filthy words about females.
He pretty much has the intellectual mind of a five-year-old.
But these are the strong perspectives that resonate to the rural America, people who clearly are not educated on culture and choose to stay in a racist perspective or blame the fact that they are fearful of the unknown.
But what about the fear of immigrants being torn from their families? The fear of Muslims wanting to travel? The fear of gays wanting to marry? The fear of being a person of color?
Little do these people realize that the real majority of Americans are immigrants, Muslims, people of color, Jews, gays, transgenders, etc.
As a Muslim myself, I have always feared that people would view me differently simply for being a Muslim. Because of the media, Islam has been paralleled with terrorism. But now, with Trump as president, people who don’t discriminate based on religion or ethnicity have cleared the fog of uncertainty and have boldly stood up for us and other minority groups.
These protests have eradicated fear and have saturated a powerful form of resistance and unity.
From the Women’s march to the Immigrants March, people have risen to reject racism and discrimination that still vividly exists in 2017.
The Oscars this past Sunday projected a wide variety of awards for a group of diverse people.
Viola Davis is the first black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy, and a Tony award.
An Iranian immigrant who boycotted the Oscars due to Trump’s degrading travel ban won best foreign film.
For the first time ever, a whole black cast won an Oscar for Best Picture.
No matter how hard Trump will try to segregate and ostracize groups of people, he has only confirmed the negating perspectives of his supporters and the people will continue to rise in an even more compelling way than ever before.