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Dog Bites Mankind

My name is Ato Boldon and I hope Donald Trump loses the American election.


I have not been in Trinidad since 2018, the longest I’ve not been home in my life! I couldn’t go in 2019 because of career stuff. And then the borders closed in March. Going home is a kind of a reset for my spirit. Not being able to do that, not to see my dad, is a source of real frustration.

In Trinidad, I’s take stick for not sounding American, although I’ve lived there for 33 years now. But that kinda runs off my back. Because the voice in my head is always Trini.

I’m from Santa Cruz but, from age 14, I’ve lived mainly in the US. Since 2008, I’ve been in Florida. Which is a hard place to be now.

The racial strife, the madness in the USA, has been unlike any other time in my adult life. Florida, in particular, a very red, very pro-Trump state, embodies a lot of the worst of America. The GOP has put power over principle. Trump has not faced a single consequence for anything he has said or done.
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Dog Bites Mankind

My name is Ato Boldon and I hope Donald Trump loses the American election.


I have not been in Trinidad since 2018, the longest I’ve not been home in my life! I couldn’t go in 2019 because of career stuff. And then the borders closed in March. Going home is a kind of a reset for my spirit. Not being able to do that, not to see my dad, is a source of real frustration.

In Trinidad, I’s take stick for not sounding American, although I’ve lived there for 33 years now. But that kinda runs off my back. Because the voice in my head is always Trini.

I’m from Santa Cruz but, from age 14, I’ve lived mainly in the US. Since 2008, I’ve been in Florida. Which is a hard place to be now.

The racial strife, the madness in the USA, has been unlike any other time in my adult life. Florida, in particular, a very red, very pro-Trump state, embodies a lot of the worst of America. The GOP has put power over principle. Trump has not faced a single consequence for anything he has said or done.
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