Mixing social media and politics is tricky especially with the polarization in the U.S. Many folks like to avoid political banter. However, I can't. I have tried several times, but this little voice in my head likes to trickle down to the tips of my fingers and type out my thoughts.
Someone needs to be the messenger, the voice - and not in a Chrisette Michelle kind of way. We need to say something, anything! We need to make plausible statements and let the world know how we feel. I say "we" collectively because I mean that.
The inability of people to voice their concerns without ridicule is a top reason why we're in our current situation. Half the nation wasn't ready for Trump to be president AND none of our social media friends who supported him prepared us for his win.
I could have taken the news a lot better if I had seen my Facebook friends share their thoughts about Trump. Out of nearly 1500 Facebook friends, I recall seeing two of my Caucasian friends post in support of President Trump and I know I have at least 200 white friends. [Insert tumbleweeds].
In hindsight I guess I could have suspected this - Caucasian folks don't like to disclose who they are voting for because...they're white and don't really want the world to know they voted for Trump. Me, I don't care who knows it, it's my right, and I am proud to vote for my candidate of choice.
However, I wonder if the election outcome would have been different if we openly and unashamedly shared our support for the candidate of our choice? Would the tables be turned? Would we have witness the history in seeing the US first female president? Too bad we will never know.