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The Trump administration’s abhorrent ignorance and subversion of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement not only signals a radicalization of right-leaning racial politics but also a

likely steep decline in American global reputation. The BLM movement is likely to be the largest movement in U.S. history, and rightfully so. Recent decades of propaganda pushing for a “post-racial” society has allowed for living generations to believe that racial justice can be viewed through a political lens; the truth is that racial inequality and inequity can only ever be systemically dismantled in understanding it as a humanitarian crisis. Viewing Black liberation as a political operation only works to view it as a gradual systematic change, rather than the swift systemic upheaval society necessitates.

Trump’s republican politics treats the BLM movement as a politically and societally-terrorizing organization, which is so far out of touch with modern concepts of civil rights, that mainstream republican policies are being pushed even further right to accommodate such radicalization. The more vocal and demanding radical left-leaning politicians are, the more left-leaning establishment Democratic Party policies become, as evidenced through the multiple concessions Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has made to newly-elected grassroots congresswomen since 2018. Consequently, the more Trump and his base push for a portrayal of the BLM movement as a political attack and to defend the Confederacy, the more establishment Republicans have to radicalize their policies to be even further dismissive of Black liberation as an attempt to compromise. 

It is this extremely visual compromise Senate Republicans, along with many establishment Democrats, have made, evidenced through their blind support of subtle police reform, “a lite revolution,” rather than meaningful abolition and redirection of funds. It is this compromise, that has been praised by the Republican Party as grave evidence of how they are not racist, that shows exactly how Black liberation and racial justice has been perverted to be viewed as something that can only be achieved through minor wins across decades.

The overwhelming silence on the grotesque nature of viewing racial justice as inherently difficult and gradual in its attainment is what reduces the cruel burn of watching powerful republicans downplay or defend the Confederacy and white supremacy. In actuality, Conservatives’ hesitation but eventual acceptance of the Trump administration’s intrinsic racism has undoubtedly leaked into the documents and policies that have been drafted in the Senate as any concession to subvert or slow down Black liberation is a conscious choice to prolong oppression and disenfranchisement.

Moreover, as 15 to 26 million Americans have protested in support of the BLM movement, according to a Civis Analytics poll published in The New York Times, traction and attention has been built throughout the globe. Demonstrations of solidarity or in retaliation to their own oppressors have been growing in power and quantity as a direct cause of the BLM movement. Evidently, the world is watching the United States. The world is watching the United States be oppressive and dismissive towards Black people, and at the same time, in denial of its failings. 

As the United States has preached its success in assuring freedom and liberation to all, even engaging in countless wars in non-white states as its manner to bring liberty, the world is now watching the truth. The Trump administration’s conscious decision to not pass systemically racially progressive policy or programs while it simultaneously seemingly defends a dead traitor Confederacy is a sign to the world of how the United States has failed its citizenry.

The Trump administration’s abhorrent ignorance and subversion of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement not only signals a radicalization of right-leaning racial politics but also a

likely steep decline in American global reputation. The BLM movement is likely to be the largest movement in U.S. history, and rightfully so. Recent decades of propaganda pushing for a “post-racial” society has allowed for living generations to believe that racial justice can be viewed through a political lens; the truth is that racial inequality and inequity can only ever be systemically dismantled in understanding it as a humanitarian crisis. Viewing Black liberation as a political operation only works to view it as a gradual systematic change, rather than the swift systemic upheaval society necessitates.

Trump’s republican politics treats the BLM movement as a politically and societally-terrorizing organization, which is so far out of touch with modern concepts of civil rights, that mainstream republican policies are being pushed even further right to accommodate such radicalization. The more vocal and demanding radical left-leaning politicians are, the more left-leaning establishment Democratic Party policies become, as evidenced through the multiple concessions Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has made to newly-elected grassroots congresswomen since 2018. Consequently, the more Trump and his base push for a portrayal of the BLM movement as a political attack and to defend the Confederacy, the more establishment Republicans have to radicalize their policies to be even further dismissive of Black liberation as an attempt to compromise. 

It is this extremely visual compromise Senate Republicans, along with many establishment Democrats, have made, evidenced through their blind support of subtle police reform, “a lite revolution,” rather than meaningful abolition and redirection of funds. It is this compromise, that has been praised by the Republican Party as grave evidence of how they are not racist, that shows exactly how Black liberation and racial justice has been perverted to be viewed as something that can only be achieved through minor wins across decades.

The overwhelming silence on the grotesque nature of viewing racial justice as inherently difficult and gradual in its attainment is what reduces the cruel burn of watching powerful republicans downplay or defend the Confederacy and white supremacy. In actuality, Conservatives’ hesitation but eventual acceptance of the Trump administration’s intrinsic racism has undoubtedly leaked into the documents and policies that have been drafted in the Senate as any concession to subvert or slow down Black liberation is a conscious choice to prolong oppression and disenfranchisement.

Moreover, as 15 to 26 million Americans have protested in support of the BLM movement, according to a Civis Analytics poll published in The New York Times, traction and attention has been built throughout the globe. Demonstrations of solidarity or in retaliation to their own oppressors have been growing in power and quantity as a direct cause of the BLM movement. Evidently, the world is watching the United States. The world is watching the United States be oppressive and dismissive towards Black people, and at the same time, in denial of its failings. 

As the United States has preached its success in assuring freedom and liberation to all, even engaging in countless wars in non-white states as its manner to bring liberty, the world is now watching the truth. The Trump administration’s conscious decision to not pass systemically racially progressive policy or programs while it simultaneously seemingly defends a dead traitor Confederacy is a sign to the world of how the United States has failed its citizenry.

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