American Horror Story: Election 2016

“In light of the state of our world, I am asking you to take a personal preparation day” (my boss’ words yesterday when he gave us Friday off). We all need a day of preparation of some sort after this election. Funny thing is, I wasn’t even surprised by the outcome because, let’s face it, this country is racist AF and his supporters are the nucleus of that hatred. Hillary stated it—and later retracted the statement, of course 🙄—a few weeks ago.“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” she said. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.”

I don’t know about you but I spent all of yesterday dodging fingers. Fingers pointed at “ignorant” and “silly” white women who voted for he-who-shall-remain-nameless (apparently, 53% voted in his favor) and fingers pointed at third party voters and individuals who decided to sit this one out. I even saw a few articles questioning whether or not Bernie Sander could have won (not necessarily a finger being pointed). “… In an election of immense importance, Democratic leadership and voters rejected a hugely popular candidate in favor of a deeply unpopular one and are now paying the price,” read an article in The Washington Post.

Sadly, all of those fingers are misguided. The only people to blame here are the ones who marinate in white supremacy. Marc Lamont Hill said it best in one tweet.

Anywhoo, I experienced a surge of multiple emotions yesterday—from the moment I woke up and got wind of the news to the end of the day when I was ready to hit the gym. These songs, my playlist, are a reflection of those emotions. The lyrics for each song may not mirror the situation at hand but the feeling that each song evoked in me is relevant.

Enjoy and add to the list as you see fit!

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