SA based African American poet says racism in US will now rear its head

In one of the most fierce American elections in history, Donald Trump was victorious over contender Hillary Clinton.

Myesha Jenkins, African-American poet and writer living in South Africa says she is shocked that Trump is now the president.

It feels like we've been living in smoke and mirrors about what America is.

Myesha Jenkins, African-American poet and writer living in South Africa

I think the Donald Trump forces were not happy by being governed by a black president.

Myesha Jenkins, African-American poet and writer living in South Africa

Jenkins says Donald Trump candidacy emboldened racism and this could be a start of violence against black people, Asians, Native Americans and the LGBT community.

She says everything that America had been able to achieve during Barack Obama's tenure will be overturned.

We will definitely see more attacks on immigrants.

Myesha Jenkins, African-American poet and writer living in South Africa

If Hillary Clinton was a man she would've probably won the elections, she says.

Listen to an American speaking about Trump being the new president of America:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : SA based African American poet says racism in US will now rear its head


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Nehawu Wits acting secretary Tumisho Madihlaba says negotiations with management deadlocked resulting in a strike.

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May 4 marks "May the Fourth be with you," Day celebrated by fans George Lucas' fans of his Star Wars global movie franchise.

Doomsayers predict what the future holds for Trump administration

Doomsayers predict what the future holds for Trump administration

Donald Trump has won the US presidential elections after scoring surprising key battleground states. Here's what Twitter has said.

Hillary Trumped as Donald takes it

Hillary Trumped as Donald takes it

The election results are in and Donald Trump has emerged victorious over Clinton.

US elections: Trump in the lead

US elections: Trump in the lead

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to chief economist at Nedbank and US diplomat in Cape Town as election results trickle in.

Trump vs Clinton: What does this election say about America today?

Trump vs Clinton: What does this election say about America today?

The elections have opened up the possibility of the United States being led by a woman.

Popular articles
Yves Saint Laurent starts selling designer condoms for R95 a pop

Yves Saint Laurent starts selling designer condoms for R95 a pop

Some things in life just don’t need a “designer” counterpart, reckons branding and advertising expert Andy Rice.

We bought 2 corrupt businesses back in 2012 - Stephen van Coller (CEO at EOH)

We bought 2 corrupt businesses back in 2012 - Stephen van Coller (CEO at EOH)

If EOH didn’t make those mistakes, the company would have no debt today, laments its CEO, Stephen van Coller.

'Realistically, load shedding may continue for whole week,' says Eskom COO

'Realistically, load shedding may continue for whole week,' says Eskom COO

The power utility's Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer, explains why the power utility is implementing a power outage.

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

John Maytham asks what's behind Volkswagen's new-look logo...

Eusebius slams humourous reactions to Bishops teacher's sexual affair scandal

Eusebius slams humourous reactions to Bishops teacher's sexual affair scandal

The teacher has resigned following allegations that she was involved in a sexual relationship with an 18-year old pupil.

5 retirement saving tips for those who left it late

5 retirement saving tips for those who left it late

It’s better to start late than never! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Jeanette Marais.

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Job hopeful caught cheating during his Skype interview

[WATCH] Job hopeful caught cheating during his Skype interview

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.