Black People Are Not Coming to Save You

  • Black people have saved us again.
  • “We really owe a debt of gratitude to Black women.”
  • How do you plan to thank Black women, youth, and organizers for delivering us a victory?”

What is more likely, is that Black people turned out to vote for many of the same reasons other people did: they see that their core values are on the line in a way they have never been before.

The important distinction is in what those values are. Unlike white Americans, Black people overwhelmingly voted to disavow racism, xenophobia, homophobia, ableism, fascism, corruption and abuse of power, gross negligence in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans, and unconscionable levels of incompetence and moral depravity in the country’s highest elected office. As with most things, Black people did this with the odds stacked against them.

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Andrea Gilmore

Andrea Gilmore

Nurse. Scientist. Writer. Humanist. Studies Alzheimer’s disease.