What They Voted For: #WhitePower

#WhitePower | #WhatTheyVotedFor

Detail of cartoon by Mr. Fish, 30 November 2014, via Clowncrack.

Via Huffington Post, Nina Golgowski attempts to explain the what seems to be the latest fashionable trend among president-elect Trump’s voters:

A Chicago shopper was filmed having a meltdown inside of a Michaels craft store, during which she accused the staff of discriminating against her for being white and for voting for Donald Trump.

“And I voted for Trump, so there. You want to kick me out because of that? And look who won,” the unidentified woman is heard yelling at employees.

According to the 10-minute video uploaded to YouTube, the woman believed that a black employee had tried to “force” her to purchase a $1 reusable bag. Employees can be heard telling her that they offered her the bag because they were out of disposable ones that met the size of her larger items.

It didn’t take long before the shopper spotted Grady’s camera and turned on her. Among other things, the woman accused Grady’s toddler of shoplifting.

“I was just discriminated against by two black women and you being a white woman and you literally thinking that’s OK,” the angry woman tells her. “Why don’t you go home to your husband who’s cheating on you.”

Apparently this is a thing, or maybe not. A sample of, say, two is hardly definitive, but the idea of a white guy in Miami yelling at a black barista about discrimination and voting for Trump should hardly be shocking. Recent decades are rife with examples of white people trying to convince everyone else they are the real victims of racism in America. (No really, Miami agitator claims discrimination because the barista’s “face was the face of death yesterday. It was evil”.)

We’ll go with, People get ready. This is going to keep happening.


Image note: Detail of cartoon by Mr. Fish, 30 November 2014, via Clowncrack.

Golgowski, Nina. “Trump-Loving Man Throws Tantrum At Black Starbucks Employee Over Coffee”. The Huffington Post. 17 November 2016.

—————. “Woman Goes On Racist, Pro-Trump Tirade In Michaels Store Over $1 Bag”. The Huffington Post. 28 November 2016.

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