Trump Has Been Elected President. And I've Lost Faith In This Country.
November 10, 2016
"The worst part isn't even that Trump is president - it's the fact that this whole idea of him being president has ignited a whole different level of racism among Americans."
After forcing myself to attend the single, 2 hour and 45 minute long class I had today, I went back to my dorm, changed back into my PJs (which I wore most of the day, to be honest), and tried to just relax. I couldn't though... because there is an angry mob chanting outside of my dorm building.
People who voted for Trump, or voted for a third party candidate because you thought it would be cute to protest - are you happy now? Do you realize what you have done?
Two friends of mine who actually did have the emotional stamina to leave the house today had said that the city has been really quiet. New York City is NEVER quiet.
People are now living in fear because they don't feel safe in a country where a person who's hurled multiple racial slurs, degraded women, and had sexual assault charges against him is going to be president of the United States. I know I don't.
The worst part isn't even that Trump is president - it's the fact that this whole idea of him being president has ignited a whole different level of racism among Americans. It's made the backwoods bigots feel comfortable chanting things like, "We hate Muslims, we hate blacks, let's all take our country back." in broad daylight. (Yes, people were actually standing outside of Trump Towers chanting that this morning.)
I am in shock. I am numb. I am disgusted and emotionally spent. I can't focus on the things I have to get done. This was the first election where I was eligible to vote. And, I can't believe this was the turnout. America, we need to do better. I am genuinely afraid for what will become of this country's future.