Approximately two weeks before I left for America, four Dallas police officers were shot and killed by a man in Dallas. I don’t know the whole deal, but it was during a Black Lives Matter protest. (You probably remember this if you keep up with American news.) So my husband was a little, “Is everything okay???? In Texas?????”
My parents live in a conservative neighborhood. So you’ll see that reflected in the following photos. This is not a “WeSpeakJapaneseandEnglish” opinion piece. Just reporting what I see.
Bumper Sticker LOL
Japanese people do not do bumper stickers.
I am 99% sure this “Back the Blue” sticker is in response the slayings of the police officers in the previous month. So you can understand where this sentiment is coming from. I even saw a “Back the Blue” sign at a taco fast food restaurant.
(For non-Americans: Blue refers to the police.)
An American flag. My husband came to visit America this time and he said, “Is today a national holiday in America? Why do so many people have American flags out?” That’s just life in America.
A Trump sign. This is a Trump neighborhood. I am sure there are Clinton supporters, but mostly very Republican.
And my opinion is: Americans are just so opinionated. But in real American life, people are just so kind. Nobody’s snarling at other people. The majority of Americans are very helpful and considerate.