With our country in its current state of unrest and division, we need now more than ever a person who will strive to unite Americans. 

The Trump and Biden debate showcased for all Americans that Trump will not be the candidate that helps America rise to new heights and betterment overall. 

Trump’s unwillingness to denounce white supremacy and hate groups during the debate displays where his loyalties lie. I will not refer to Trump today as an outright racist, but he is a person who enables racist ideologies and people to exist and prosper in our society. 

There was also an open denial by Trump of the atrocities that America has enacted on people of color, and that cannot go unaddressed. 

The reality is that America’s past is very dark and complicated, but it cannot be erased or covered up. The words of George Santayana continue to hold their prominence: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” 

Racism and denial of our history will not help America become better for all — it will only continue to create division among all people. America can be better than that, and it is better than that when the correct leaders are in office that exude the character of a moral person. 

People of color are searching for their voice in this election, and it’s quite evident who is and isn’t on their side. As we get closer to the election, we must decide what we want the next four years to look like. We must ask ourselves the following: What issues are important to us? Who will be the best advocate for our cause to make sure we are not silenced by inaction or false promises? 

As human beings, we must care for all people no matter their race, creed, religion, gender or sexual preference. 

The embodiment of Jesus Christ was to love everyone, no matter what, because no one is undeserving of love. Our next president must be a person who seeks to love all, not divide all.

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