Every four years in the United States, some of the most corrupt people and politicians gather together to convince American citizens (and the rest of the world) why they should become the next president.
This year's election, however, has been particularly corrupt and hypocritical.
Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton are without a doubt the worst candidates in the history of the United States and either one of them will inevitably become president.
Let's pretend for a second that the next president of the United States of America wasn't already pre-selected and that US citizens' votes actually counted and ask ourselves who Black people should vote for.
Hillary Clinton, together with her husband, has a history of systematically oppressing Black people by putting them in jail and calling Black boys and men “super predators”. During her presidential campaign, she participated to different events, talks and radio shows to pander to Black people. She danced, did the whip and nae nae, hoping that African-Americans would forget how she was actively involved in actively destroying their lives and communities and hoping that they wouldn't interrupt the historic allegiance Black people have had to the Democratic party.
Donald Trump is a man whose rhetoric has given courage and confidence to many closet racists. He helped unveil one side of America many try to sweep under the rug in this utopia of a “post-racial” society.
The choice is extremely hard. Should Black people vote for a) someone who has a long record of negatively impacting the community or b) someone who actively plans to ruin the community, but hasn’t yet been given the federal authority to do so?
If I was an American citizen I would probably vote for Trump. No, I'm not a coon nor am I crazy but as Malcolm X said: “I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he's wrong. Than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.”
I’d rather know what my enemy is up to so that I can prepare myself beforehand instead of fooling myself believing in the promises of another candidate who will smile at me and stab me in the back.