A month since the US presidential election has passed and I'm still reflecting on events from the first days following the results. It has over-delivered on what I feared most: an open platform for bigotry, hate, and violence:
White students in schools chanted "Build the wall,'" "White power," and "Heil Hitler." White students formed a "wall" to block Latino students from entering school. Rainbow flags burned. Confederate flags raised. Muslim girls and women attacked on the subway, on the street, in stores, and in school.
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