The wake of the Trump victory has had me consoling distraught and even disoriented friends and associates. They know I didn’t support his opponent but realize my support for them isn’t determined by politics.
My advice, followed personally for a life time, is find your ” super ( unique potential & helping others ) regardless of election results. Coming from a community routinely betrayed by politicians places politics in its proper perspective. While holding elected officials accountable is paramount, exercising responsibility in addressing issues is even more important.
Last night, I presided over my role in hunger prevention and being on the lookout for crime. It didn’t matter who is the president nor president-elect. It mattered that action was taken. I know all too well how presidents can impact our lives. The same realization applies to how we decide to impact lives too.
I tell Trump Trauma sufferers not to become hysterical over this situation. Things have been very bad throughout both terms of the current president, especially for Black men, with no outcry from those now suffering Trump Trauma.
I remind them deeply held advocacy causes await their return. Citizens still remain free to find their ” super ( unique potential and helping others ), ” regardless of election results.
-Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, RLSH: real life superhero, for folks feeling like zeroes.