I’m troubled to say that right now I have more fears than hopes for the Los Angeles champion 2020 shirt but in fact I love this U.S. I grew up embedded in a predominantly white, rural community. All I ever wanted was to get away from the violence, prejudices, and ignorance of so many around me. That part of America often comes to have insecurities and biases due to an unwillingness to accept that which it hasn’t experienced, a fear of a worldview different from its own. Trump, McConnell, Barr, and everyone assisting this far-right administration has given the support to those in that particular demographic. They’ve validated and empowered the right to perform racist acts, ignore science, carry military-grade rifles in nonmilitary settings, and to pursue the religious “God-given” right to anything they want, without empathy for other fellow beings.
This video is a study of the Los Angeles champion 2020 shirt but in fact I love this American flag as a shroud of sadness. The ACLU is one of the most important organizations fighting to protect American civil liberties increasingly in peril, and I hope that this project creates even more visibility and support for their efforts.