A friend and I discussed different ways Black people could perform for Trump’s inauguration ball and still be accepted (even though we agreed that we wouldn’t do it). Raising awareness and all of us becoming one as we learn to understand each other a bit more is not one of the excuses. “But what if they used the money that they made from the performance and put all of it back into the Black community?” Valid point. What would we have to say then? They’d obviously be giving more to our neighborhoods than most of the Black people complaining.
Would we refuse to take their money? Even though we let undeserving companies buy our businesses and let them take greater amounts of our Black dollars? Tisk, tisk, my fellow Black Americans. Let’s stop being hypocritical. Why are we so eager to tear down a few of our own but turn our cheeks when it comes to someone else? Do you know how many other Black celebrities (whom you may be supporting) are doing business with racists other than Trump? How about the number of celebrities who are “closet” racists themselves? You’re singing their songs and buying their products; naively, I hope. I would love to just tell you but where’s the fun in that? I’d rather let you do the research.
It’s funny how we are swiftly rejecting these people yet we make excuses to keep shopping at places like Wal-Mart. How many discrimination lawsuits have they had in the past 5 years? I’ll wait. Meanwhile, we can boycott some Trump supporters (or people performing for him) but we can’t boycott racist businesses that sell us mediocre products. Businesses that violate our rights and destroy the environment. Businesses that support groups who would love to see our downfall. But who cares? Chrisette Michele is a traitor!
All of you that are disowning Steve Harvey, Kanye West, Chrisette Michele, Sam Moore, anyone Black that was seen around Trump, I hope that you all are active in your local Black community. And I say “local Black community” because some of you moved out of the Black neighborhoods for whatever reason. I’m not here to judge.
I promise I’m not trying to point fingers but I just want you all to see the hypocrisy in your words and actions. I know that some of you may be buying Black and giving back to your communities frequently. I also know that all of you aren’t. If you’re going to shun these people make sure you also boycott the following:
Burlington Coat Factory
Clorox Bleach Company
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
The Walt Disney Company
And many more…
Don’t shop at any of these places if you’re that serious about people who support Trump; even a little bit. No excuses.