Just about every day, Hari Kondabolu tweets this :
REMINDER FOR DAY 211 OF TRUMP PRESIDENCY: THIS IS NOT NORMAL (AND NORMAL WASN’T THAT GREAT EITHER)
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) August 18, 2017
I have not tired of it. I enjoy seeing it. I scroll through my feed of witty black women, left leaning writers and entertainers, activists. My echo chamber. I’m not leaving it. People (mainly liberals)(“liberal” is not a bad word) like to say it’s not good to be in an echo chamber. You need to engage people on the other side. “Love Trumps Hate” (this is not a clever slogan). Understand their opinion. Love them into agreeing that you are a human being and should be warranted the same rights as pets or city property. Along those lines.
I am preferring to stay in my echo chamber. To listen to the podcasts that assure me that no, this is not normal. That the default of a human should be anti-racism and anti-bigotry. I will stay watching my MSNBC and keeping my Twitter feed doused in Black Girl Magic. I will stay informed as much as possible. I will continue to speak out and resist.
My fave, Skinny Black Girl, is on a summer blog sabbatical but dropped this gem on Facebook.
By now it’s a little more than cliche to say “stay woke” but I mean…it fits. Stay woke.