This morning, Donald Trump was elected as president of the United States of America. I wanted to stay home & in the bed. Then I thought of my ancestors. They endured beatings, tireless days with unbearable manual labor, witnessing their loved ones hanging from trees, being spit on at counters in diners, being blown into pieces in their house of faith, being raped repeatedly by their oppressor, feeling the pain of their family being displaced due to the slave trade, being stored worse than cattle in ships across the globe… & each day they got up and went to work… each day they got up and fought against their oppressors and the systems in place to keep them disenfranchised. The same God that empowered them to fight through the middle passage, battle through slavery, find strength during reconstruction, overcome Jim Crow, & trail-blaze the Civil Rights Movement is the same God that will give you and me the power to fight injustices in these yet to be United States.
Today more than blacks are crying and more than blacks are hurt. I stand in solidarity with the Latino/ Hispanic community. I stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community. I stand in solidarity with the Muslim community. I stand in solidarity with the economically disadvantaged community. I stand in solidarity with the immigrant community. I stand in solidarity with every minority group that has been targeted and disrespected by our country’s newly elected president. I hope you stand in solidarity with me as well; we will surely need each other in the years to come.
To the majority, those who were vocal and silent, I pray for you. I am convinced that even you do not understand the magnitude of which your actions and beliefs have changed the trajectory of World History…. even you will feel the wrath of the terrible results of the US Presidential Election of 2016.
He may be president, but I serve the King of Kings who even Trump has to bow down to and declare Lord.