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You Have to Understand Why “Diamond” and “Silk” Support Donald Trump.

March 11, 2016 by  
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( I saw it on Facebook. These two Black women at a Trump rally expressing their support for “The Donald.” I realized, once again, that there is a certain type of emotional naiveté that I possess when it comes to our people. I assume that in light of the history of White supremacy which we have experienced for several hundred years, including indentured servitude, slavery, Jim Crow segregation, and de facto segregation, not to mention the ideological demonization of our people at the hands of an assortment of characters, that we can look a racist in the eyes and know their stand.

I found myself staring at these two Black women backing Trump and I realized that I felt the same emotions about the candidacy of Dr. Ben Carson. How is it, I have asked, for a Black person to utter some of the most ridiculous statements known to humanity? It is only when I have calmed down that I remind myself that not only are we, as a people, far from monolithic, but that—despite our 2016-Dimaond+and+Silk+and+Donald+Trumphistory—there is a very conservative, if not outright reactionary minority among Black Americans that are actually convinced that we—ourselves—are the problem or that there is some other racial/ethnic/religious group, e.g., Latinos; Muslims, who can take some of the racist heat away from us that we have experienced for so very long.

It is not simply self-hatred that we are facing. In some respects, that would be easy to address. It is that there are people who honestly believe, for whatever reason, that their personal future or our collective future resides in conforming to the worst caricatures that White America has of us. They seem to believe that by joining in on the pile-on against Latinos and Muslims, for instance, that we will somehow become accepted as REAL AMERICANS.

It will never happen. Some Black folks tried that after 9/11. It does not work. We are still hated. It is the revelation that the Adolph Caesar character has at both the beginning and end of the classic film “A Soldier’s Story,” i.e., the ‘game’ has been rigged and masses of Whites still hate us, even when we get on our knees and do everything that they ask.

Donald Trump called for the execution of five Black men who were accused in the Central Park brutal rape of a white woman in 1989, only for them to be exonerated. Trump calls for excluding and expelling Mexicans for allegedly bringing crime to the U.S., as if no other ethnic group has ever been or is associated with crime. Trump calls for banning Muslims from entering the U.S. for allegedly bringing terrorism despite the fact that most terrorist attacks since 9/11 have been carried out by white supremacists.

What am I missing? Is there any reason to take anyone who supports Trump with any degree of seriousness? I think not.

Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr.

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19 Responses to “You Have to Understand Why “Diamond” and “Silk” Support Donald Trump.”
  1. Jack says:

    Stop race baiting. Im black and I support Diamond and Silk. The DumboKKKrats are the racists, not the GOP. Racism is pretty much over. Only racists still discuss race. Us conservatives (black or not) do NOT care about race any more.

  2. Calvin Lovick says:

    Jimmy Matho, save it for the guy in the mirror.
    Minorities cannot be racist. I’ll say it louder for the people in the back who did not hear me—minorities cannot be racist.

    Racism is the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. That definition was not found on Tumblr or Buzzfeed, but good ole Merriam-Webster.

    The system of racism begins with a race designating itself as superior to another. To carry out acts of racism, a race must have power and privilege. There has never been a time in American history when a race other than white has had power and privilege over another—especially in the case of African-Americans.

    Now this is not to say that minorities cannot be prejudiced or practice discriminatory behaviors because they definitely can and have done so. Bigotry, the stubborn intolerance of any race, creed, belief or opinion different from one’s own, can be practiced by any race. As a part of a community that has experienced tremendous amounts of bigotry and racism to this day, it is important that we as African-Americans direct our anger and hurt at the institution of racism and not people.

  3. Calvin Lovick says:

    Stop with the whole “Democrats don’t care” shtick! True that the Democratic party of then was not the Democratic party of now, but that goes for both parties. During the Civil War, Northern Democrats divided into two factions, the War Democrats, who supported the military policies of President Lincoln, and the Copperheads, who strongly opposed them. No party politics were allowed in the Confederacy, whose political leadership, mindful of the welter prevalent in antebellum American politics and with a pressing need for unity, largely viewed political parties as inimical to good governance and as being especially unwise in wartime. Consequently, the Democratic Party halted all operations during the life of the Confederacy, 1861-65.

    Partisanship flourished in the North and strengthened the Lincoln Administration as Republicans automatically rallied behind it. After the attack on Fort Sumter, Douglas rallied northern Democrats behind the Union, but when Douglas died, the party lacked an outstanding figure in the North, and by 1862 an anti-war peace element was gaining strength. The most intense anti-war elements were the Copperheads.The Democratic Party did well in the 1862 congressional elections, but in 1864 it nominated General George McClellan, a War Democrat, on a peace platform, and lost badly because many War Democrats bolted to National Union candidate Abraham Lincoln. Many former Democrats became Republicans, especially soldiers such as generals Ulysses S. Grant and John A. Logan.

    In the 1866 elections, the Radical Republicans won two-thirds majorities in Congress and took control of national affairs. The large Republican majorities made Congressional Democrats helpless, though they unanimously opposed the Radicals’ Reconstruction policies. Realizing that the old issues were holding it back, the Democrats tried a “New Departure” that downplayed the War and stressed such issues as corruption and white supremacy. Regardless, war hero Ulysses S. Grant led the Republicans to landslides in 1868 and 1872.

    There, that’s how the parties became what they represent today, Tanya. Elaborate to show that you actually know what you’re talking about. These women are clowns to the black community, the white community too. White people look at them as mascots ‘The blacks for Trump’ White people only like black people that agree with them and praise them, and don’t bring up their atrocities throughout history.

  4. Jamie Lannister says:

    The answer should be obvious why these two ladies are doing what they are doing. It’s called GETTING PAID! For a certain segment of our society, it’s all about the Benjanins. Some people would literally sell out their own family members for a few sheckles of gold.

  5. mary L McCown says:

    I agreed with the ladies about the bulk of their statements, however, the democrat bashing and Trump cheering was a paid political announcement.

  6. jimmy matho says:


  7. jimmy matho says:

    Trump calls for excluding and expelling Mexicans for allegedly bringing crime to the U.S., as if no other ethnic group has ever been or is associated with crime. Trump calls for banning Muslims from entering the U.S. for allegedly bringing terrorism despite the fact that most terrorist attacks since 9/11 have been carried out by white supremacists……… actually believe these lies ??…lol…, i think you know better but are pandering to your cult members ignorance and naivety ,….each statement you claim trump made is a twisted distortion of reality,…..he never said excluding or expelling Mexicans,…..he said,….”ILLEGALS”…..AS IN NOT LEGALLY HERE!!!!, HE NEVER SAID BAN MUSLIMS!!!,…HE SAID WE SHOULD STOP ISSUING VISAS,…TO MIGRANTS FROM THOSE AREAS!!!!!!…….another perversion of his statement ……and then like the good racist you are you make the preposterous statement more whites have carried out terrorism than radical Islamics!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA……you actually believe that bs!!???…..STOP IT ALREADY

  8. Gwen says:

    Watched Diamond & Silk last night on TV. In my opinion, they support d for DUMB Trump because they are too DUMB themselves to know any better. Maybe they’re supporting him, hoping he will buy them a bigger & normal functioning brain, which they both sure as Hell need. D for DUMB Trumb will ” make America great””? America already is great. The only thing D. Trump will do for America is destroy it, as the sour faced, sick minded son of a bitch, he certainly has than once proven himself to be, in the very recent past. GOD save the USA if our next elected President & First Lady is Mr. & Mrs. D for DUMB Trump, aka Mr. Stinking (STUPID) Sewer Shit & Mrs. (NO CLASS) Sewer Slut.

  9. Kay says:

    Look at how fast white racists come to the defense on these women. Taking a bullet for trump? For what? Why would he be worth that? When you are a white racist I guess you enjoy seeing blacks put their life on the line for you. So sad.Trump shows his race baiting and lack of class. Never mind experience.

  10. Tena says:

    The only people who can talk about “borders and walls” are the Native Americans.
    When the so called Mayflower came here with the prisoners they let out jail with those who were called Puritans brought nothing but havoc destruction and disease to the inhabitants here. Then when they could not use them for labor as they wanted to they went to the continent of Africa and stole human beings to the worst possible form of slavery and brutality this planet has known…Trump is a racist and the blacks that are for him are suffering from a case of post traumatic slave syndrome.
    Self hatred is a terrible thing.

  11. kookooracharabioso says:

    This article would have some relevance if the author had bothered to listen to Diamond and Silk which clearly he has not. Some of these comments also contain seriously flawed premises presented as fact in order to support flawed conclusions. I HAVE listened to Diamond and Silk and Donald Trump and I support them. They restore me with their common sense.

  12. Elima says:

    Mr. Trump saw black men and immediately knew they had to be guilty of rape, and put to death. However, Catholic priests continuously rape little boys and get away with it, while Trump is mum. He is hippocritical about so many things that come out of his mouth, like hiring American workers, but using foreigners for his enterprises, or not knowing who the Klan is, but remembering a few days later. He is a con artist, capitalizing on peoples anger at black people. They think blacks have too much, and it’s time to put them back in their place. (That is why someone commented about blacks being cry babies). If whites have suffered throughout history, they have every right to remember, such as the jewish holocaust. Nobody complains or calls the jewish people cry babies, only blacks. That should be a clue to what Trump supporters really are. I agree with the article that these women stumping for Trump now believe they are real Americans, suddenly equal to whites. After the election, they will find out the truth. Their sorry cheer leading will come to a halt the first time they ask mr white man for a job, and he says he only wants a thin, blue eyed blonde.

  13. Chippy says:

    Which of the candidates Republican or Democrat are planning to better the lives of average citizens? If you remove all of the punditry and media agenda, which candidate is going to put more money in your pocket at the end of the day? Understand any government program is not free. It is paid for by tax dollars which we pay. The only way to better your life and have more money in your pocket is to have a better job, make more money. The entire premise of Donald Trump is to bring jobs back to America. Diamond and Silk are very intelligent women. They were former Democrats. They voted for Obama in the last two elections. They feel they were lied to by Obama. Their lives did not improve under his programs, but instead they have less money. They think the entire system is broken. They see in Donald Trump a successful business man who is not a politician. Someone who will apply business principles to our problems. We should not settle for a barely functioning economy. We are the United States of America! We should be succeeding in our personal lives! We should be leading in our personal lives! Any racial slurs toward Diamond and Silk are misguided. They are proud black women! Go to their website, watch their YouTube videos. They use humor to explain exactly why they are for Trump. He does not promise to bring jobs back to white America but all of America. He promises to keep all Americans safe not just white America. The fact that other Republicans are terrified of Trump should give you peace of mind. A President Trump will not be business as usual. He is going to etch-a-sketch Washington. Who will not benefit from that? This is what Diamond and Silk see in Donald Trump. Please do not believe the blurbs or let others tell you what to think. Go seek the truth for yourself. If you disagree with their position, it is okay, but at least you will know the truth. God bless us all!

  14. duststorm says:

    Donald Trump called for the death penalty for a brutal rapist in his own city of New York. Me too.

  15. leo says:

    Trump calls for protecting our borders and keeping the illegals out as well as a temporary ban on Muslim immigration but keep on playing the race card you clown. Diamond is a real patriot who would probably take a bullet for trump who is a great american…debate diamond on YouTube, I am sure she will put you in your crybaby victim place. Btw, keep out of Mr Trumps rallys which he pays for and go outside and cause trouble.

  16. Stu says:

    Diamond and Silk should be applauded for the ability to think for themselves! Jews were burned in ovens and polish starved to death in the Warsaw ghetto. This is the human story throughout human history. Sad some people cant leave history where it belongs. Also sad that the Democrats have been able to convince certain people to that they are helpless in a free economy and can only offer an excuse as apposed to a solution. Look up George Washington Carver and then put your mind to something more useful than rationalizing that which you cannot understand and the politics of hatred and resentment. Then you to can leave the democrat plantation just like Diamond and silk did.

  17. Marque Anthony says:

    Tanya I do agree with you but you should explain your comment so others can begin to overstand.

  18. Marque Anthony says:

    Trump has no tact, no diplomacy, no experience in politics and he is a closet racist. He does not understand the Constitution and that a President cannot discriminate against an entire race or ethnic group (Hispanics). He does not understand that a President cannot stereotype an entire religion based on what some idiots do.

    Trump flip flops like iHop. He was a democrat. He was for abortion. He was for government controlled healthcare. He is a smart businessman who plays all sides and simply tells people what they want to hear. Trump says disrespectful things about women as well. Further, he has no specific plan laid out to accomplish much of anything. And his bullying will neither work on Russia, not China nor North Korea. He acts like an immature little boy who is making a mockery out of the political process and the real concerns of Americans. If Trump set in the Oval Office, you could expect him to do exactly what he does when he runs his companies – whatever the Hell he wants. He uses the system, he uses the political process and he uses people. Citizens wake up

    If he were President, Trump could not do half the things he speaks about because neither the Constitution nor the Congress would allow it. He does not know the difference between a President and a King.

    Diamond and Silk sound like stripper names and they are sad. Trump is clearly racist and his properties are being sued for discriminating against African Americans who wanted to rent from them.

  19. Tanya says:

    Anyone who thinks Democrats are on the side of black people should pick up a history book.

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