Trump’s victory turns the clock back at least 60 years for Americans and the world alike. And after decades of flourishing culture, civil rights, and progress, the American dream, as we knew it, is over.
In 2016, Blackness is loved and hated; envied and despised; iconic and criminal; embraced and feared all at the same time. It is marked by hopefulness, sadness, brilliance, anxiety, rage and joy. It is the sauce and the lemonade.
You’re living on food stamps, and paying your bills with extensions. You’ve sold everything you can sell on Craigslist, and you don’t know what it feels like to struggle because you’re not ‘black poor.’