MAGA has a different meaning for African-Americans


Recent headlines reflect an emerging narrative in America. This narrative is not only disturbing; it is one that is very dangerous to African Americans living in the United States — especially in the era of Donald Trump.

Bryan Parker (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

These headlines are marked by cute nicknames like BBQ Becky, Permit Patty, Golf Cart Gail and Cornerstore Caroline. The cuteness of the given nicknames belies the seriousness of the underlying incidents from which they were spurred.

In these situations, white women called the police on black people for barbecuing in a public park, a small child selling water as a fundraiser, a father giving instruction to his own son and a 9-year-old whose backpack brushed a white woman in a corner store. A nine-year-old, who  wound up accused…

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