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The Fight For What’s Right

2016 November 13

I’ve had some time to think about what happened last Tuesday, when Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States.

Some good reads I’ve come across:

I’m still trying to digest and understand. I know my perspective isn’t the only one out there and I’m trying to understand from others’ perspectives. I know sometimes I can be stuck in my own bubble.

On election night, I was so mad and sad. When the voting results started coming in and all of the momentum shifted Trump’s way, I shed a few tears. I couldn’t believe what was happening.

I had been so excited in the morning, celebrating a friend’s birthday, and envisioning what seemed inevitable, the election of Hillary Clinton as our first female President. It would have been historic and inspirational and a triumph for us as a society.

But Trump won. I guess this is where we are as a country. The racism, sexism, xenophobia, and hate won this election.

It’s disheartening to read letters written by first-grade students to Donald Trump. The person that they are supposed to look up to is someone who gives them pause and might even scare them. But those children inspire me. Their thoughtfulness and caring give me hope.

We can’t rewind and replay the election. We can only move forward from here.

I truly do believe that love trumps hate, and that we as a society will relentlessly fight to make that true.

As Hil said in her concession speech, we can “never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It is. It is worth it.”

We gotta keep fighting the good fight.


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