If you’re voting in the 2020 U.S. Election, I have a request:
Vote like you’re not a racist.
Even if you voted for a racist in 2016, you don’t have to vote for him in 2020. A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for racism. If you vote for him, you’re probably a racist. At the very least, if you vote for him, it means that you are ok with the President of the United States being openly racist. (I mean, it’s possible that when he told the Proud Boys to “stand by” he was talking to the awesome gay dudes who took over that hashtag on Twitter shortly after, but highly unlikely.)
And here’s the great thing: You can vote like you’re not a racist, and NO ONE HAS TO KNOW. It can be your little secret. You can take it to the grave. Even if you have a Trump/Pence flag waving off of the back of your pickup truck at this very moment, you can still vote like you’re not a racist. You can actually help America work on being great, just by voting like you’re not a racist.
I even have one of those MAGA hats in my closet from last Halloween I’ll give you, if you vote like you’re not a racist. (I was Trump for Halloween last year; it was the scariest thing I could think of.)
How do you vote like you’re not a racist?
Your country will thank you (secretly), and so will I.