Post Election Fears of Hate Crimes Start To Come True
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FEATURING THENMOZHI SOUNDARARAJAN – In 2001 there was 9/11, a political earthquake that left the nation shaken. Fifteen years later there was 11/9, the day that millions of voters backed Donald Trump for President in spite of his repeated targeting and insulting of whole communities over the course of his campaign. With Trump’s electoral college win a general pall has been cast particularly in coastal cities where the diverse populations of the kind that Trump has demonized live.
Already reports are coming in of Muslim women being attacked for wearing their hijabs, Latinos being told that Trump will build a wall to keep them out, and more. What does it mean for our nation that in 2016 such over hatred has been unleashed and finds legitimacy within the White House?
Thenmozhi Soundararajan, a Dalit-American transmedia artist and activist, and co-founder of the international women’s media technology collective, Third World Majority