How Trump Got Elected & Course Correction Now Underway.

 

The hard thing to do is to keep on keepin’ on when the bullies actually win. How do we even move forward from here?

We stand together.  We stick up for the vulnerable.  We challenge bigots.  We don’t let hate speech become normalized.  We hold the line.

J.K. Rowling

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jk-rowling-hillary-clinton-message_us_58257f0fe4b060adb56de8b3

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Emotions are raw. The last few days have shaken us to our core. We at the It Gets Better Project recognize the results of the recent election have many people questioning the state of our country and the progress we have made.

 
This week has shown that we have much to do to encourage the empathy and understanding needed to fuel a more inclusive society. But when the dust settles, how we continue to communicate with one another will be of critical importance. Do we live in fear, do we disconnect, or do we spark a dialogue? The It Gets Better Project chooses the latter. We only know one path – the path towards progress.
 
We will seek understanding of one another by continuing to provide a platform for people to share their lives in the spirit of creating a better world, not only for LGBTQ young people, but for all people. And, never forget there is a growing global community here to support LGBTQ youth and the creation of a more accepting and hopeful society for all.

The It Gets Better Project

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“To combat authoritarianism, to call out lies, to struggle honorably and fiercely in the name of American ideals ― that is what is left to do. That is all there is to do,” Remnick added. 
“The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism,” David Remnick, the magazine’s editor, wrote in a piece posted shortly after Trump claimed victory.  

David Remnick

Editor – The New Yorker

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“During the campaign, I found so many of President-elect Trump’s comments to be deeply abhorrent, and I never want to be — I am not ever prepared to be — a politician who maintains a diplomatic silence in the face of attitudes of racism, sexism, misogyny or intolerance of any kind,” Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament on Thursday.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/scotland-leader-trump-response_us_5824a618e4b07751c390dca1

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Photo below – Up Goes The Wall: “The New Yorker” Cover Nails Donald Trump-Induced Despair.

“When we first received the results of the election, we felt as though we had hit a brick wall, full force,” the magazine said.

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