Please stop saying, “This isn’t America.” Because, IT IS!

Trump rioters occupy the West Front of the Capitol and the inauguration stands on Jan. 6, 2021. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Trump rioters occupy the West Front of the Capitol and the inauguration stands on Jan. 6, 2021. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

To every pundit, journalist, politician, and fellow human who keeps saying, “This isn’t America.” or “This isn’t who we are.” or “This isn’t American.” Please stop, reflect, and reconsider so we can change the narrative and grow past this moment. Denial is an obstacle to healing.

This IS the America where a race-based caste system pits poor and working-class people…