Donald Trump may have won the US election, but the platform of hate he campaigned on will not endure.
The President-elect appealed to the lowest possible common denominator.
He denigrated women, Muslims, people of colour, the LGBTI+ community, disabled people, migrants, refugees – every conceivable, vulnerable minority group – and he was rewarded.
He used bigotry and intolerance to stoke the fires of fear and mistrust, and has further divided a country that was already deeply divided.
He was endorsed by the white supremacists of the Ku Klux Klan.
So many Americans are scared today with good reason – many of them have been sent a message that they are no longer welcome in the country they call home.
This morning, a group of Muslim engineering students at New York University arrived on campus to find the world “Trump” scrawled on the door of their prayer room.
A message stuck to the windscreen of a car in North California read: “Can’t wait until your ‘marriage’ is overturned by a real president. Gay families = burn in hell!”
Placed on their car in NC.
“Can’t wait until your ‘marriage’ is overturned by a real president. Gay families = burn in hell. Trump 2016” pic.twitter.com/jyBjUSS2TI
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 10, 2016