For Young Black Women America Was NEVER Great, So DEAL WITH THE HAT


Oh man, am I mad.

So, the story that’s been causing a sh*t storm for one particular girl is infuriating.

So this girl turns up at her home depot job a few times wearing a hat saying that “America Was Never Great”, obviously mocking Trump’s dumb ass campaign.

So, social media gets wind of this and she receives racism and threats, some death threats. On top of that, she may get fired. EVEN though she has worn this hat more than once. She says others have worn political attire too (Trump pins) and no one is giving them crap.

This is a young black woman. She is graduating in a few weeks, she works hard like many young Americans and has an opinion that she has a right to execute.

And she deserves that right, and you know, being black in this country means she faces struggles many others don’t.

So white stoner kid with the same hat would go unnoticed. People may just laugh him off as a dumb ass deadbeat, no social media sh*t storm, no death threats.


We stand with 22-year-old Krystal Lake and think it’s her right to wear the hat proudly.

Talking earlier in the week she said:

“The point of the hat was to say America needs changing and improvement. I don’t think it’s a positive message to say, ‘Let’s look to the past.’ … I don’t hate America. I know there are a lot of opportunities here. I just wish we would worry about making America better— not ‘great again.”

Now, that’s straight talk! Go girl!

See her talking about the hat and her point in this video below and read more details about the story on the Gothamist here.


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