America: Reports of surge in racism after Trump elected President
Members of MoveOn.org stand outside the studios of 'Good Morning America' to broadcast messages of love, dignity, and equality and stand up against hate, racism, and incitement of violence. March 16, 2016 in New York City. Photograph: (Getty)
Americans from across the country are posting stories about themselves or others being targeted for discrimination after Donald Trump was confirmed as the next president of the United States.
This doesn't claim to be an exhaustive list, but that there's been this much trouble already suggests sections of society feel newly empowered by Trump to unleash violent hate crimes.
Here, Trump supporters tell a designer and photgrapher from California to leave the country.
As I'm stopped at a gas station this morning, a group of guys yell over: "Time to get out of this country, Apu!"— Manik R (@ManikRathee) November 9, 2016
Here, a description of violent threats.
Not even 24 hours yet. My friend's sister, who is Muslim, had a knife pulled on her by a Trump supporter while on the bus by UIUC campus.— Sarah A. Harvard (@amyharvard_) November 9, 2016
Someone on the streets of LA just yelled at one of my girl's Latina coworkers to "go back where you came from." #TrumpsAmerica— Alex Gale (@AlexGale) November 9, 2016
White youth wear blackface in front of a confederate flag:
White students, inspired by Trump, invoke picking cotton, use the N word, and praise Hitler
Principal in Pennsylvania admits white students were chanting:— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 10, 2016
Cotton Picker, You're a Nigger, Heil Hitler. https://t.co/Z9v2PgmTca
An older man abuses and threatens rape against a young woman.
This just happened. Trump supporter tossed water in her face after threatening to rape her and build the wall. Day 1 of Trump. pic.twitter.com/8JJAM2ugJf— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 10, 2016
Here, more Trump supporters commit hate crimes.
People have said that the thought that the man elected to run America is inspiring hate crimes at all, let alone at this rate, should terrify every normal person.
And that Mr Trump must denounce his supporters when they engage in hateful criminal activity of this sort, even if it means he alienates some of his base.