As We Move Forward
By Ada Taylor
I have seen some comments floating around the internet that have said things along the lines of “9/11 was the worst day in American history, and 11/9 is the second.” Now, these are powerful words, but I respectfully disagree. Please know that as a nation, we have been through far worse than any one election. As a community, we have overcome far more than what any one man represents.
But let us not be mistaken, what Donald Trump represents is dangerous. Not only has he made derogatory comments towards women, Muslims, Latinos, and other minority groups, but he also supports unconstitutional policies such as stop & frisk.
Still, if we look back at history there is always the most backlash right before a change takes place. And a change is taking place. So in the words of Jesse Williams “Be tired. Be mad. Be honest and concerned. But be not afraid.” because we will overcome the effects of this election as we have overcome every obstacle before it.
Remember that love will always trump hate, and we are much stronger together than we are divided. Whether you are white, black, brown or red; whether you are Straight, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered; whether you are Christian, Muslim, Catholic or Jew; at the end of the day we are all Americans. And when we encounter those who practice hate over tolerance, let it inspire us, as there would be no intolerant reaction if there was no tolerant crusade.