My mental health and well-being is so much more important than being subjected to racism, attacks, threats sexual violence, and intimidation just convince someone to not supoort Trump for financial or racist reasons (usually it’s one, the other or both). We’ve put up with Trump voters long before Trump came into office. We’ve dealt with 8 years of his racism and birtherism, that inspired the Tea Party, etc.

I have White friends I’ve unfriended on social media and I always suspected they were racist because I was there only Black friend at any of their functions I attended. They’ve shown me who they are, and I believe them. I think you’re asking a lot of us to stay in domestic violence relationships where we are physically, verbally, and emotionally abused, and it’s wrong.

I’d never ask someone to stay in an abusive relationship to help change the perpetrators. That’s what you’re asking many of us to do when you say we should stick around for more abuse, which is pretty amazing. There is nothing progressive about asking victims to stay in abusive relationships at all.

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