After the election yesterday, many were deeply shocked and hurt because of the result. I am not a American citizen, but as a part of the minority group and a woman, I can’t imagine what is going to happen in the future. A lots of my friends were sharing this video from CNN this morning and it expresses the feeling I am having right now, and I believe, what a lot of people in this community are having as well.
According to Van Jones, “You tell your kids don’t be a bully, you tell your kids don’t be a bigot… and then you have this outcome.You have people putting children to bed tonight and they are afraid of breakfast. They’re afraid of ‘How do I explain this to my children? ” Everything people are doing right now is effecting the future of this society and nation. Our decision influences how we study, work and live and “our children” is the youth group who will eventually run this country someday. Apparently, how do these children perceive and think of this society is extremely crucial. But right now, how do we explain this election to the children? just tell them we elected a racist and sexist to be the president of the United States?
It is always not too late to start the action, fighting for what people really need as citizens. Maybe this election is going to be a “whitelash”, like what Van Jones said, or maybe it is another turning point where people start to put more efforts into the fight. People still have time within the future four years and after these four years.