By now we don’t need to tell you that Donald Trump won the presidential elections on Nov 9 (unless the electoral college pulls a stunt).
We’re yet to see how much of his inflaming rhetoric will carry on into his presidency, but already – just like happened in the days after Brexit – there was an surge of racist incidents.
I have a scarf on. Passed by someone on the platform today and he says, "Your time's up, girlie."
— Mehreen Kasana (@mehreenkasana) November 9, 2016
The LGBT community also has reason to fear, as appears from this burning of a Gay Pride flag in New York state.
The Trump win emboldened many to spew their racist thoughts out loud. Students in this middle school for instance.
Middle school students in Royal Oak, Michigan chanting "Build The Wall!" pic.twitter.com/38vcnN9mnk
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 10, 2016
Even more worrysome is this case in Alabama of an effegy hanged off a balcony, in a sinister reference to racist violence from the early 20th century.
— WBRC FOX6 News (@WBRCnews) November 10, 2016
Here are more examples of cruel and alarming behaviour in the follow-up of the election.
Trump has spoken about "Making America great again," but someone else had a different message recently in Wellsville. pic.twitter.com/YGBFfBXO8F
— Brian Quinn (@brianqwdr) November 9, 2016
— Philly.com (@phillydotcom) November 9, 2016
— sam ☕ (@samlichtenstein) November 12, 2016
— Lady Red (@HaveAnOpinion2) November 13, 2016
But we’d like to end on a positive note: