Channel your sadness, anger, and frustration into productivity
09 Sep 2016
White liberals: You almost certainly know some Trump voters. They are your friends and family from back home. So don’t “hate Thanksgiving” and tune out the racism — understand, empathize, then use your privilege to persuade. You are our only hope for winning them over.
Trump won because he got out the vote, so everyone needs to become politically active starting today. Register yourself for now. Once midterm elections come, travel to swing states to register voters, or call them if you can’t. Winning back Congress is the only way to slow Trump and maybe restore the Voting Rights Act.
Techies: Tim Cook grew up as a gay teen in 1970s Alabama. I hope you understand his obsession for end-to-end encryption and differential privacy now. Push your employer to redesign their systems around these, or one day your data might be used to round up Muslims.