Why can’t my colleagues call it for what it is?

Domestic terrorism. Coup d’etat. An act of terror in our city that has yet to be resolved. Fascism is alive and well right now in Washington, D.C. And yet my colleagues can’t acknowledge it because it means one cannot remain in that neutrality that Black respectability politics requires in order to stomach political connections with political conservatives. You cannot negotiate with Nazis. Period. Translation for you fuckers who think you can roll back into tolerating microaggressions and excusing awkward incidents: racists and Nazis are the same thing. You cannot be neutral in this issue and be morally/ethically sound.