Wilson writers share their thoughts on the results of this presidential election:
I feel as though this is a bad dream.
It feels like a crushing weather of stormy sadness.
This makes me feel like we failed as a nation.
I feel that Trump is not fit for office. First, he is a horrible man. He had the nerve to say that he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue in broad daylight and still wouldn’t lose any votes, and he had the audacity to make fun of a crippled man on live television. And he has no political background. He’s just a money man. Does that mean I can get a job in engineering with no experience?
He wants to make America great again by taking the little bit we have now.
From what I’ve lived, I don’t know what a Republican government does for America. But I know it’s a white world once again, and the people with power are selfish and corrupt.
I will never be happy with the United States of America ever again. They’ve elected the rudest president. As a whole, we need to move together, become stronger. Show Trump and his people that we’re not just bilinguals, gays, trans, etc. We’re people and our rights need to be acknowledged. To overcome these trials, we must depend on one another for support and encouragement.
As a Mexican-American, being accused of being Donald Trump’s main hated race, how do I feel? It’s hard to say. Mostly it doesn’t phase me. But on the other hand, I am worried for some of my peers, knowing that if they get disrespected by racist people, since they can’t really speak English, they can’t defend themselves. Being Mexican is a privilege. I love my heritage. We are not criminals, we are not rapists, we are not thieves. I love marshmallows, for God’s sake. My heart is super soft. One thing I hope doesn’t happen to me is being blamed for whatever the new president of America labels me.
I didn’t want him to win, but it is what it is. I’m going to continue doing what I’m doing to get where I need to be later in life. That’s how I am dealing with this election.