Hi! I haven’t written in a while and that’s because I have been more occupied with other things and just didn’t have the energy to talk about anything. This is going to be a little different. I’m here to talk about the psychology of politics. I live in the U.S. and I’m seeing this election unravel and I can’t help but see just how much better my life would be if I wouldn’t have moved here. I won’t be here for more than a year. I’m planning on going back to my country. Here’s why…
In all the years I’ve lived here, I’ve learned how american culture works and in some aspects, you can see the huge flaw in it. The biggest flaw with american culture is that all americans hate each other. They do. They really do. White americans are pretty much against most people. Black americans have disdain for white people. Everyone else(racially) falls in the middle. After slavery and injustices in the years that followed, there is a clear separation between whites and everyone else. Most immigrants are grateful for being here and try to assimilate to american culture as much as possible but even then, they are almost cast out of society. This is undeniable(to me) after seeing the treatment I’ve gotten. Most people will tell me and I agree with the fact that I have more european feature than black or latino features. I do not have an accent and my skin is fair with freckles. If I don’t tell you I’m dominican, you will never know.
Okay, so I was talking to this HR lady at my job and she is being really nice and all and then she looks at my name and says my last names. She goes “Oh, you’re latina?” Proceeds to give this displeased look and tells me there’s nothing she can do for me…after having implied that she could. What does this show? That you may not look like a foreigner, you might not have dark skin, hell you might have been born in the U.S. and to americans(mostly white americans), you will always be a foreigner.
This inability to accept people is what has fueled the advancement of Donald Trump in the elections. Many people won’t accept it, many know it’s wrong but they still want america to be a certain way. It doesn’t stop at races either. It goes to sexual orientation, religion, economic differences and more. I’m not going to lie. My country has a lot of issues as well but at least in my country, I’m at home and can work on those problems. Here, you need a lot of money to make a dent.