Are We Ever Going To Be United?

In these States of America?

Ezinne Ukoha
5 min readOct 19, 2020


Social media platforms are bursting with high-energy, as users fill massive landscapes with evidence of what most of us are experiencing, during this unprecedented season of utter chaos and acute fear of what’s to come in the prolific weeks ahead.

Twitter is my engagement of choice, and for better or worse it has my attention for most of the hours of the day and night.

Over the last couple of weeks, the mood swings of engagers has elevated in response to active debates, that incite frustration and resentment over hot-button issues, that are evidential of how very little progress has been made, centuries later.

A well known political commentator and TV host recently tweeted about how the Biden/Harris campaign needs to swiftly redirect attention to the ignored plight of Black men, who are allegedly missing in the curated messaging, that’s seemingly more devoted to the palettes of women of color, specifically Black women.

The controversial tweet was not received well and garnered threads of opinions, that widened divisions and ultimately demonstrated the level of vitriol within communities, that are fighting outside enemies while being hampered by the traitorousness of insiders.

It’s no secret that Black members of the LGBTQ community are more disadvantaged and vulnerable to the systemic injustices that have been endorsed by the criminalized judicial system, compared to their white counterparts.

We are slammed with sobering headlines confirming the brutal slaughter of yet another Black transgender victim, but the stigma that plagues those who are deemed unworthy even by their own, continues to provide the erasure that silences the activism that should be amplified on their behalf.

The gender pay gap and racial wage gap have not been adequately settled across the board, particularly the traditions of automatically assigning higher wages to white employees, and much lower offers to Black colleagues, who perform the same job function with more qualifications.

But the reality of COVID-19, and the devastating ramifications stemming from the Trump administration’s delayed response to what was recklessly considered a “hoax,” before…