I woke up Wednesday morning to find the news that Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States. I've never seen so many college kids crying. People are scared, people are protesting. Although staying quiet is not the answer, there isn't much we can do now to change the fact that Donald Trump will be sworn into office in two months.
But, there is hope.
I believe that this will bring the minority community together. Movements and change only happen when conditions are extreme. The civil rights movement, suffrage, even the American Revolution was brought on by harsh conditions.
When people first came to America, they wanted this country to be their final place. No matter your background, America would accept you and be your final place. No more running from persecution. It was the great American melting pot. This is the America that I love and believe in. Unfortunately, our new presidents ideals contradict this heavily.
We cannot give up. It might be a tough four years, but I believe that the American Dream will prevail, and we will have a better country when the battle is over. So grieve, support each other, and take a deep breath. It's going to be hard, but we're going to get through it together.