This weekend I will be traveling to Dallas to celebrate my sisters 30th birthday and to take part in her bachelorette party. I am so happy and excited that we will be able to come together with close friends to celebrate both of these events.
Although I am excited I must admit that thinking of going to Texas during this time period makes me somewhat hesitant. Although I love getting together with my friends and my sister and seeing my old stomping grounds, the fact that Donald Trump won the 2016 presidency still has me reeling. Already there have been reports of whites causing harm to minorities verbally and physically. After the election it had me very hesitant to travel anywhere down south because of the different things that I have been hearing. Prior to Trump winning the election, I already felt that Dallas had racial undertones that were apparent in my daily interactions. So I am sure that Trumps victory has invigorated many racist people in that state. Needless to say, I am going just to have fun and just hope that I remain safe.I hope that my short time in Dallas is filled with nothing but fun, friends and laughs.