It’s done. And I think majority of America is in shock at what happened last night. Majority of us never saw it coming. Yes, I shed some tears. I am heartbroken and mourning over what I thought the next four years were going to look like and afraid of what the future holds. What am I so afraid of? Human rights.
That being said, I am not going to hate fellow Americans that voted this way. I hold out hope that they are not all sexists and racist humans that the internet is making them out to be, that they had other reasons. Being the overly sensitive person I am, I am not sure if I could get out of bed every morning knowing that.
I might be a very naive human being who wants to believe in the best. I understand that being naive to the problem is not helping the problem, it only makes it worse. I know racism is still very much alive in America and it means very little for a white women to say that it scares me what a Trump presidency means for minorities because I do not and will never know first hand what challenges minorities have go through, because I am white, I live in a predominately white society that is North Dakota, and I do have white privilege because of that.
What I do hope that will come out of this is that Americans will stand together against racism and sexism. We can’t just acknowledge a problem, that isn’t good enough. We have to do something about it. It might get uncomfortable, it might get awkward, and we might lose people in our lives who do not agree with us. Just because he became president doesn’t mean the fight ends. We can’t allow a wall to be built between our society. We can’t allow people to be stopped and frisked for no other reason than the color of their skin and the clothes on their backs. We can’t allow women to be grabbed by other body parts. We can’t allow our society to regress 50 years. I am hoping he realizes he can’t do all he said he can do while running for president, because that isn’t how America works.
I was never a political person, but that has changed. I helped create this situation that we are currently in, and I will help make sure we will be better because of this situation. I may be a naive human, but I am fueled by coffee and hope of a better tomorrow. And as cheesy as that sounds, I think we will pull through this learning to rely on each other, because we might not have any other choice.