America is already great



Presidential election’s biggest campaign slogan is inherently racist

Serene Ghul, Arts Editor

If you have ever heard the name Donald Trump you probably know about the biggest thing associated with him since the start of the presidential race, his infamous campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”

What does he mean by this exactly? What does he mean by “again”?  During what time was America great and when did America stop being so great?

Great is the keyword in this whole argument. Trump’s slogan contains racial undertones.

By creating this slogan, Trump creates large amounts of anti-black and pro-white messages.

And what everyone thinks is a heroic cry to fix this country, is actually just a racist statement trying to restore and maintain the power of the whites. In fact, Donald Trump’s slogan is strangely related to the ideas and words of the Ku Klux Klan.

Donald Trump wants to make America great again by going back to the way it was before. And by “before,” he means half a century ago, when caucasians held all the power.

He dreams of going back to a time where people were trivialized by the color of their skin.

As former president Bill Clinton said about Trump’s slogan, “What it means is, I’ll give you the economy you had 50 years ago, and I’ll move you back up on the social totem pole, and other people down.”

Trump’s version of a great America is one where there are no immigrants, women are treated poorly, and being in power means being white.

His promise is nothing more than an idea of imprudent man that cares about nothing more but to cater to the white population.

Although some people believe that the racist nostalgia behind Trump’s slogan is just an idea formed by the Democrats to bring him down, Trump has said many statements during debates and speeches that make this argument true.

Choosing to make America great again will only create a larger barrier between the people of this country and continue to split us further and further until we are no longer united.

If we are no longer united, we can no longer achieve potential greatness.

Rather than try to make America great again,  and aiming for the society this country once was in the past, we should focus on fixing the present, to prosper in the future.