As many of us are aware, Donald J Trump was elected to be the 45th president of these United States. Since the results, there has been country wide terror, anger and sadness expressed by millions of citizens. Friendships have been broken, hate is at an all-time high and people of color feel completely terrified about what is to come next for them and their families.
Several Trump supporters haven’t been afraid to express their opinions and satisfaction across various social media platforms over the past few days. Democrats and Republicans have been doing nothing but battling each other through post, comment sections and pictures/videos. Since the election results, several American people of color have received major backlash from people that have supported Trump’s campaign. They have decided to post their experiences on social media for all to witness and frankly their experiences have been downright degrading and disgusting.
I was on the BART going home after a long day and this lady right here heard me talk Assyrian on the phone. You can see what happened next…by Ivet Lolham
Citizens haven’t been afraid to execute their first amendment right to free speech either! The past few days have been filled with state wide protest in various places throughout the United States. One of those protest was located on the Library Mall on the University of North Texas campus.
Students of all races, religions, genders and sexual orientations banded together to support one another and let each other know that their voices and lives are both valued and loved.
Anti-Trump rally held on UNT campus November 9, 2016
Where Do We Go From Here
Honestly, where we decide to go from here is completely up to the citizens of this nation. Trump being elected as a president does not give any one man the power to tell an individual that they do not deserve the same freedoms and rights as they do in America.
Let’s be honest, we have been living in a white washed society since the beginning of time and that is never going to change. People of color have made major strides in recent decades to let the white population know that they are not to be messed with anymore. But when you are born into the world of white privilege you never escape it not have to fear it(and why would you want to).
Please understand that Trump being elected is NOT the beginning of a screwed up corrupted judicial system. The government has been in shambles for years and Trump is now just another chess piece in the match.
You cannot blame him for the ignorance, misogyny and racism of individual people. Because more than likely those people always had those traits. They just finally had a proper outlet to show their true colors. People have the basic human functions to think and act for themselves; Trump doesn’t do that for them. I actually would like to thank Donald Trump for illuminating certain individuals true colors and ideologies to me. For that, I am forever grateful.
Look I am not saying that you have to like the man or agree with anything he stands for or says. But what I am saying is that in order for this country to keep moving forward and to keep progressing, we have to stop the hate among one another. Trying to drive out the dark with no light will never work. We have to learn how to love ourselves and then we can learn to start understanding and loving one another again. Hear each other out, give people a chance and let people live their own lives!
For the sake of us all let’s hope that Trump chills out or at least has a slight change of heart. But we have no choice now but to give the man a chance. Because wanting to see him fail is like like wanting to see the whole country fail with him. Maybe, just maybe, he might surprise us!