5 Things I Would Rather Write About than Donald Trump

I write for The Black Youth Project blog about twice a week. I love news media and think a free and fair press is essential to holding centers of power accountable. But it seems like, as of late, the only center of power dominating the press cycle is dumpster fire of a president Donald Trump.

Now, I have covered Trump. Extensively. And I believe it is my job as a political writer, particularly someone with the perspective of political science, to highlight the injustices and incompetence of the Trump administration.

UC Berkeley Protests Shut Down Milo Yiannopoulos Speech

Update 11:45 p.m.: In response to the protests, President Donald Trump has threatened UC Berkeley in the best way he knows how to – with tweets.

The hypocrisy of the above statement isn’t lost on anyone willing to spend more than a couple seconds with the concept of free speech. State politicians, such as Rep. Barbara Lee (D) spoke out against the president’s attempts to intimidate an institution.

“President Donald Trump cannot bully our university into silence. Simply put, President Trump’s empty threat to cut funding from UC Berkeley is an abuse of power,” she said in the statement.

“As a senior member of the education funding subcommittee, I will continue to stand up to President Trump’s overreach and defend the rights of our students and faculty.”

Earlier: More than 1,500 protestors gathered at the University of California’s Berkeley campus to protest a scheduled appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos, a known conservative whose build a reputation based on hate speech and bullying. 

Here’s A List Of Five Things You Can Do Right Now To Resist Trump’s Racist Policies

It has only been 9 days since President Obama left office and a new administration took over in his place. Since then, Trump has signed a number of executive orders including but not limited to: an order starting the process to create a wall on the US-Mexico border, an order seeking the “prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” and, probably the most egregious, an order banning people from 7-countries and Syrian refugees from entering the United States.

While this has been disheartening and anxiety-inducing, this is not the time for inaction. It is in times like these that we must mobilize in resistance against the institutions and actors who seek to oppress the most marginalized among us and deny basic civil rights to those in need.

Here are five ways you can do something right now to fight back against the tyrannical policies coming from the White House:

DC High School Students Walk Out To Protest Trump

Hillary Clinton won young voters with 55 percent of the vote compared to Donald Trump’s 37 percent. As one could imagine, this means a lot of young people are pissed about how the election turned out. But these numbers don’t include people who couldn’t vote because they were under the age of 18, such as high school students across the country. They’re making their voices heard in other ways.

5 Ways You Can Resist the Next President (Whoever They May Be)

Now that the debates are over, all that is left in this election cycle is Election Day itself, taking place on November 8th. While I think that everyone who is able should get out and vote, I know that many of us are not exactly overjoyed at either party’s candidate for president. Because we know that electoral politics not the most likely key to black liberation, here are some ways that you can resist and lobby the next administration, whether it is Republican or Democrat.