I received my first flagrantly racist email forward the today concerning the election in the United States. I will not go into who sent it to me, but needless to say I was not very pleased. I’ll do you the courtesy of not putting the photo up, but the context is that black American’s do not like to work. Offensive indeed.
I deleted and went back to the project I was working on, but my thoughts kept coming back to the email. Is this a common phenomenon in the U.S. right now? Are the racist emails flying around about Barack Obama a common practice? It made me think about how insulated my life is at times. I generally surround myself with like minded people, who I enjoy having a conversation with, and this lends itself to keeping racists as far away from me as possible.
I do believe that the United States is an incredibly racist country that has a long way to go, before we can even believe to be mending race relations. However, I was hoping we were a little further along than the email I received today.
Have any of you received emails like this? Any misogynistic emails about Hillary? let me know.