We Don't Want Your Civil War

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the media during a press conference on March 5, 2016 in West Palm Be
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the media during a press conference on March 5, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida. / AFP / RHONA WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)

To the racists who love Donald Trump, here's what I think about you:

In election year 2016 it's brains and compassion versus hatred and ignorance. Because let's face it, being racist is ignorant. I'm sorry if that hurts your feelings, but it's the truth. The majority of us now understand that in order to survive as a race, the human race, we need to come together. Racism isn't allowed. Because it makes no sense and it's been proven. In his book titled The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea, Anthropologist Robert Wald Sussman writes:

Given current scientific data, biological races do not exist among modern humans today, and they have never existed in the past. Given such clear scientific evidence as this and the research data of so many other biologists, anthropologists, and geneticists that demonstrate the nonexistence of biological races among humans, how can the "myth" of human races still persist?

And whether Donald Trump wants to admit it or not, he is taking advantage of your ignorance.He is manipulating you with the goal of winning the White House. You may feel as if he has given you a voice. Guess what? We don't want to hear your voice. The South lost, slavery isn't coming back. The issue of race is no longer arguable, we are all equal. It's been proven.

Trying to argue your point based on false truths and ignorance and your inability to evolve past the idea of racism is a losing battle. That thing you're so passionate about isn't even real. You are basing your hatred solely on the color of someone else's skin and the religion they follow. The color of the skin and their religious denomination don't change the fact that they are the same as you and I, they are Homo sapiens sapiens. They are human. You're out, you've been left behind, your argument is moot.

Racism is something our society invented in order to group people together based on ethnicity, based on language, based on their religion. Biologically, there is no such thing as race. In her article Science: There Is No Such Thing As Race, journalist Tresha Barrett quotes Bill Nye:

If a Papua New Guinean hooks up with a Swedish person all you get is a human. There's no new thing you're going to get. You just get a human. Japanese woman jumping the African guy, all you get is a human. They're all humans. So this is a lesson to be learned. There really is, for humankind there's really no such thing as race. There's different tribes but not different races. We're all one species.

Racism only exists in your mind. You can change your mind. Racism is wrong. Black people are human. Muslim- and Arab-Americans are human. Hispanics and Latinos are human. By being racist, you are being ignorant. This is an undisputed fact.

The South will never rise again. Why are you still fighting for racism? And why are there so many of you?

Up until now, when it comes to racism, we've essentially been living in a Don't Ask Don't Tell society. As human beings who know better, we kept our mouth shut when we heard you saying racist things and acting in racist ways, we figured we couldn't change your mind because it's past the point of repair. Because of that silence from those who oppose you, your racism still lives in your heart. You haven't given your brain the correct information to cure you of the affliction that you suffer from. You've been fully indoctrinated to the dark side. We figured, 'well as long as they keep it to themselves we can agree to disagree.' After all, who are they hurting except themselves?

But now you feel emboldened to wave your confederate flags around, and shout at human beings you don't agree with. The Illegals, the Muslims, the Blacks. You can't be allowed to spread your hate. You can't be allowed to infect the minds of your children with your ignorant ideas. That's child abuse.

You pound your fists and chest-bump when Trump acknowledges you. Finally someone agrees with your backwards ideology. Donald Trump isn't going to bring your confederate flag back. We're not going to build any wall around this country. It's not Trump that scares me. It's you. His fervent follower.

Many fans of Donald Trump are angry, violent and "poorly educated." And they are armed to the teeth. Are we scared? You're damn right we are. Because we know what you are capable of. Angry men and women at his rallies screaming at people, assaulting protesters, pushing them around.

I'm not going to apologize for calling you out for being an idiot, standing for ridiculous causes like racism, too stupid to educate yourself about what's really going on. You don't even have to go to college, just google it. The internet is an amazing tool.

I can't stop you from being racist. All I can do is fight for what I believe in, and that is a society that accepts everyone. A society where race doesn't even come into the equation. We are all the same. Again, It's been proven. I know you don't like what I'm saying. But you have to understand, racism isn't something we can just 'let it slide' on.

That's why Trump can't be allowed to win. The fact that he is even this close is a dark stain on this country. And regardless of anything you can say about Donald Trump that makes sense to you, the fact that he is a racist that doesn't even realize what he is doing and saying is racist, which describes most racists I know, is reason enough to never vote for him. It's not Trump I'm scared of. It's you.

So I will denounce you and spend the rest of my life advocating for education and equality, for understanding and empathy, for human connection. We want bridges, not walls. We want peace, not war. We want love, not hate. We want you to acknowledge that racism is wrong and that you care about yourself and your fellow humans enough to change your ways, to learn from your mistakes, to take responsibility and apologize for your behavior. Stop the hate. WE DON'T WANT YOUR CIVIL WAR.