Today, I find myself preparing to vote for Secretary Clinton, something the me of last year wouldn’t be able to comprehend. Casting this vote, and publicly announcing my intent to do so, carries all kinds of risk for someone hoping to have a future in conservative politics. However, the country is more important than my personal aspirations, and it’s critical that voters stop Donald Trump from coming within one inch of the Oval Office.
Economic vitality—not police brutality—should be the primary political concern for African Americans this election cycle. Establishing economic stability is a gateway for us to begin effectively addressing the plethora of other historical disparities that disrupt our pursuit of happiness. Trump makes a compelling policy pitch that deserves our consideration if we truly want to prove that black lives matter.