“Sixty-three percent of white men said, ‘If I can’t be in charge, burn it down!’ which surprised exactly no one. And a majority of white women faced with the historic choice between the first female president and a vial of weaponized testosterone said, ‘I’ll take Option B. I just don’t like her.’ Oh, hope you got your stickers, ladies. Way to lean out.”- Samantha Bee via The WasPosthington
53% said yes to Mr.45. I want to crawl under a rock every time I read that and cry in shame.
San Jose State University campus police are investigating a reported attack on a Muslim student in a parking garage Wednesday.
Sophomore psychology major Esra Altun was standing next to her car Wednesday when she says a male attacker grabbed her headscarf from behind and violently pulled it back, making it hard to breathe.
‘Muslim Student Attacked an San Jose State University’ – KQED News
I’m not foolish enough to act as though this did not happen before Mr. 45’s election but the impunity to attack in the middle of broad daylight suggests and arrogance and support of knowing the newly elected president supports such actions.
Should you want to know where the quote comes from:
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
The anti-Trump demonstrations started Wednesday afternoon and ran into the night, with protesters shouting “not my president” and “immigrants welcome here.” At one point, a giant effigy of Trump’s head was burned on the steps of City Hall.
‘Dozens of Arrests After Trump Protesters Block 101 Freeway in L.A. -KQED News
There’s now a burgeoning effort in the United States for people to start wearing the safety pin stateside in the face of post-election attacks and harassment. Having to adopt a symbol of anti-violence and anti-bigotry is not exactly what any of us thought we’d be doing in the wake of a presidential election taking place in 2016, but it could be one small way to signal that you’re an ally (regardless of who you voted for) to someone who probably didn’t think they’d be in this vitriolic and volatile situation either.
–‘A small way to show solidarity after Donald Trump’s presidential win, inspired by Brexit’ -Alex Abad-Santos at Vox
Alas for the Trump voters, the disasters he will bring on this country will fall more heavily on them than anyone else. The uneducated white males who elected him are the vulnerable ones, and they will not like what happens next.
–‘Trump Voters Will Not Like What Happens Next’ – Garrison Keillor