Trigger Warning: White Women Didn't Show Up......Again
Here we are once again. A major election is happening in VA and several other states around the country, and our votes are needed. Two Governor's seats and several representative seats were up for grabs so these elections were crucial. Democrats really needed a "W"especially with Donna Brazile running her mouth (We're still trying to figure that out), and this would be the first major race since Cheeto Satan scammed his way into the White House. I don't want to say we were desperate but yeah, we were in badly in need of a win. I figured since all the women had a "Coming to Jesus" meeting in January, then this would be a no-brainer. Boy, was I wrong....again.
Nope, these aren't numbers from the 2016 election. *zooms in* These are the results from the VA Governor's race. Yeah, I'm scratching my head too. But didn't they....I thought the march was about....everyone wore pink hats so how..... I guess everyone decided to stay home and eat sheet cake just like Tina Fey suggested. I will admit, election day was not ideal. It's starting to get darker sooner in the evenings, it was rainy, and the cold air was making everything miserable. Regardless of all this, I still left work early and voted. I endured the cold air and the wet weather because I had a job to do. Every vote counted in this election so staying home wasn't an option. I believed everyone would do the same. Guess I was sadly mistaken.
We knew!!! We've always known. Just like in 2016, we made the best out of what we had because we knew what was at stake. I think there was a third party on the ballot but people barely batted an eye because this election was too important. Even after casting my vote and feeling confident, I still had flashbacks from Election 2016 where we thought everyone was going to play their part and do what was right for this country. I even went out of my way to not watch election results because I just didn't want to deal with those emotions. Thankfully, Election 2017 turned out the way we wanted and we could breathe a sigh of relief (for now). I did make sure to stay up for the breakdown of votes because I wanted to see if White Women were gonna stand up and do their part like they promised. Guess they threw their pink hats in the trash once the march was over because the way these votes look......
Per usual, black women showed up in huge numbers and solidified this win but we won't get credit for it. We never do. That's why the march wasn't believable, why it's so hard to believe people when they say they're allies, and why black women are sitting out for this part in the movement. We've done enough. It's time out on us showing up for other people, but not having no one show up for us in return. There was Black Women's March in September and although I was unable to make it, I was told that the turn out was disappointing. No surprise there. People never show up for us. I keep seeing black women hit cruise control on this so called "resistance" when it comes to the Trump Era and I don't blame them (Trust and believe, we will be called to action soon enough). This isn't our fight. We didn't vote for this man so why should we lead this resistance? I will make sure to pass along any helpful materials to those in this fight but after VA's election, it's clear that black women will continue to be the unappreciated heroes.