Two White Girls Learn A Lesson In "Not MY President" When They Decide To Wear MAGA Hats On Howard's Campus
Don't come to our spaces with the bs, please.
August 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm
Ok, let me rephrase that. Two white girls should have learned a lesson in checking their privilege, but instead it seems, in true Trump supporter fashion, they learned how to make themselves the victim.
On Friday, a 16-year-old high school Junior went to Twitter about the woes of being a Trump supporter. Although she's 16 and can't even vote, she refuses to be shamed for her political views. In a recent school trip, the group decided to stop on Howard's campus for lunch. Obviously oblivious to what Howard University is, her and one of her friends thought it would be a good idea to sport their "Make America Great Again" hats alongside a Trump shirt. However, when they stepped on campus, they couldn't believe how the "mean negroes" reacted.
Trump supporters want to be oppressed so bad.
So, let's get this straight. You come to Howard's campus for lunch without doing any research on the school or its history? Hmm, I find that hard to believe. But even so, you feel like your white privilege is so strong that you can come into our spaces and spew the rhetoric of your president? Nope. Not today. Of course, black Twitter let her have it.
To try and attack us from within. Her "group" should have never been allowed on campus to try and intimidate the students and faculty.— Aphrodite Ina Nighty (@FleurDeLaDay) August 19, 2017
You came to an HBCU, one of the few places Black people have historically been relatively safe from racism, and openly supported a racist.— BlackLorenaBobbitt (@YesYourHonor_) August 19, 2017
You said, It's unfortunate that Trump supporters have more fear when going places than others, tell me, how could this possibly be true?— allory roberts (@alloroberts) August 20, 2017
But what really perplexes me is, who comes to Howard for the food? 🤔— Lú Will (@Mike_OnTheMic) August 19, 2017
Howard University quickly responded to the incident as well.
A Thread:— Howard University (@HowardU) August 20, 2017
Today, there were visitors on our campus who were wearing paraphernalia that showcased their political support. 1/10
This occurrence and the responses on social media that followed emphasize the need for and importance of human interaction. 2/10— Howard University (@HowardU) August 20, 2017
The recent events in Charlottesville are the latest examples of the deep divisions that exist in our country. 3/10— Howard University (@HowardU) August 20, 2017
Though this is an institution where freedom of thought, choice, and expression are ever-present, we will never compromise our values 4/10— Howard University (@HowardU) August 20, 2017
or allow others to convince us to do so. 5/10— Howard University (@HowardU) August 20, 2017
Of course, Howard University's Twitter mentions are filled with racist trolls at the moment, but that doesn't stop the fact from remaining that what's for us is for us and your white privilege doesn't work there. I wish that this had been a lesson in thinking of other people's humanity other than your own rather than a lesson in playing the victim. With everything that's going on in this country, her great president had the time to sympathize with white supremacists and she can't understand why we don't sympathize with her. By her Twitter feed, she's feeling empowered by other trolls and Trump supporters instead of taking this and learning from it. Welp, God Bless Donald Trump's America...just know when you step into our spaces, all of that goes out the window.
And to be quite frank, girl, just be glad nobody gave you that two piece with a biscuit you were looking for lunch.