Sunday, November 13, 2016

I'm going to start wearing a safety pin

In the wake of Donald Trump's election, a movement is underway for people to wear safety pins as symbols of their solidarity with Mexicans, Muslims, women, and other groups the president-elect has marginalized.

The symbolism is your determination that these people remain safe regardless of what the Alt-Right may desire or intend.

I'll be wearing one, and I hope you will, too.

I understand that some of the crazier and more presumptuous elements of the Left frown on white people wearing safety pins for this reason because too many white people voted for Trump.  Well, I didn't, and I am no more concerned about their disapproval than I am about the disapproval of any other racists and hatemongers.

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