Kenosha isn’t just part of our national conversation around race and social justice, it’s at the center of it. The shooting of Jacob Blake brought the eyes of America on Wisconsin, and everyone has been having their own reactions. What we need now, more than ever, is unity — not only in Wisconsin, but in America.
This is an opportunity for our state to rise to the occasion and show the rest of the country what we’re made of: community. When Trump and Biden paid their respective visits to Kenosha, they both had an opportunity to bring us together, while simultaneously fighting for the same progress that so many are now fighting for.
From reporting via Up North News, in Trump’s visit, “when asked by a reporter if he believed systemic racism is a problem in the United States, [he] dodged the question, then blamed the media for not talking more about the violent acts of “very bad people” in Portland, Oregon, Kenosha, and other places.”
When it was Biden’s turn, he came ready to talk about the social unrest and racial issues at hand. According to the authors, the key difference is this: “Biden believes systemic racism exists and needs to be addressed. Trump doesn’t.”
You can read more about the recent visits of the two candidates and what their stark contrast means here.