According to a poll taken by The Conversation newspaper, only 47% of America’s black community under 30 will choose Joe Biden. A sign of how there is a neckline in the classic positioning of black America compared to the past.
In the second part of the dialogue between the two Americas, we saw how in the United States today we can consider the economic conditions and the concept of opportunity and freedom in a diametrically opposite way, depending on where we were born, the type of territory we live in and the kind of social position we have. But there were several African Americans who, despite the complaints presented by the president of Black Lives Matter, said they were ready to support Donald Trump, even in Ohio. According to a poll taken by The Conversation newspaper, only 47% of America’s black community under 30 will choose Joe Biden. A sign of how a neckline exists in the classic positioning of black America compared to the past. Cathy Cohen, professor of political science at the University of Chicago explained this trend sayng that “They saw the election of black mayors, the first African American president in history. Despite this, their lives have not changed”, she told The Conversation.
According to LaTonya Goldsby, President of Black Lives Matter in Cleveland, however, the difference between not being convinced by Joe Biden and deciding to support Donald Trump is huge. For her, the African Americans who support the President are comparable to the character of Stephen (played by Samuel Jackson) in “Django”, directed by Quentin Tarantino. Just as Stephen, a black slave, defended the white slaver played by Leonardo Di Caprio, working for him as a butler in the property in the second part of the film, so these voters behave like this with Trump, but in a contemporary key: “They are on the side of the guided, thought, decided and settled system by whites, for a white society, hoping to get a small piece of it. But it is the system itself that continues to treat them as second-class citizens without even realizing it. Because we are, second-class citizens since our birth in America, and that’s why we protest», explains the President of Black Lives Matter who does not hesitate to define Trump a racist, but does not expose himself in defending Joe Biden. “We have not given any indication of an official vote, I myself do not yet know if I will vote for the Dem candidate, but he doesn’t have to do so much to convince me to choose him, given the current alternative.”
If Goldsby believes Trump is a racist, Hack, at the opposite, considers the President as a patriot capable of putting the Country back on track and positioning it away from the so-called “globalism” that has risked sucking America in. Half of the Country to which the executive director of Free Ohio belongs defends Trump because “he has cut red tape and taxes as he promised”, idolizes him “because he enforces our country in the world like never before and protects the American dream”, chooses it because “it is protecting retirees’ savings on the stock exchange while continuing to keep the stock market solid”. Savings that, however, several African Americans like Goldsby, thanks to the life they have had to face, do not even know how they are made.
And if the Black Lives Matter movement is united in condemning Trump and what they think Trump represents (a white man, an entrepreneur coming from an already affluent family, avid capitalist, staunch anti-feminist, unable to condemn white supremacists in the debate against Joe Biden a Cleveland, son of the patriarchy that has guided and led America for decades), is not exactly the case of choosing the alternative because it considers Biden, in a sense, part of the same system.
“We instead compactly vote for Trump,” Tom Hack says proudly. And if something should go wrong on election night and the President should scream at irregularities to excuse his eventual defeat, even without evidence, Hack does not rule out the possibility of taking to the streets armed. “I have already served the country once in the war. If there will be another war, I am ready to do it again, to take back my freedom “.
Translated by editorial staff-Noemi Galbiati