David Banner offers up an alternative way of thinking about the results of this year’s presidential election. He believes Donald Trump’s win could be the best thing that ever happened to black people. And here’s why….
After Donald Trump nabbed the win in the presidential race against Hillary Clinton, everyone took to the Internet to either express their frustration, shock or even happiness.
For the most part, most black people were upset and uncertain that Donald Trump is now our president-elect. 88% of black people voted for Hillary (including 94% of black women), so it’s clear why the black community is in disbelief. But, artist David Banner offers up a positive outlook on Trump’s victory.
David believes Trump becoming the next U.S. president doesn’t signal “the end” for black people, but rather the beginning of change.
Make no mistake, he’s NOT here for Trump. But that’s precisely why he thinks this is a chance to never let it happen again.
He took to Facebook to share a few live videos about his thoughts on the election results and we kind of agree with most of his points.
“Don’t freak out,” he said when he started the live session. “I think this is part of the reason the black community is so easily manipulated because we’re way too emotional. Us freaking out is exactly what the enemy wants. They want us to irrational and they want us to fear whatever.”
The social activist said with Trump becoming our president, it will hopefully start to wake up some black people to realize we need to start creating our own communities and to start getting involved in politics.
“This may be the best thing to happen to black people, maybe in history. As a people we need to become more prepared. We may have to go as far as creating our own third party.”
“Asians and Russians in America are not really worried about an election as much because they build their own communities,” he said. “Now we’re going to have to start building our own communities. It’s on us.”
He then went on to say that had Hillary won that could have continued to cripple the black community.
“The veil of America has been ripped off,” he shared. “Maybe Hillary winning would have kept that mask on and we would have been furthered pacified as a people. Now, what are we going to do as a community? What is the agenda? I’m going to stop waiting on black people having an agenda, I’m gone create one.”
The 42-year-old rapper is hopeful that now will be one of the best times in history.
“I honestly think this is going to be one of the best times in history because we about to change sh*t. At least I am. I don’t know what the f*ck y’all going to do.”