Elephant Journal: The Reluctant Activist

The Reluctant Activist: How I care for myself and what keeps me fighting when I want to stay in my bubble instead

Via Lisa Holtby, Dec 13, 2016

Unlike previous elections, I’m not simply disappointed that my candidate didn’t win.

Instead, I am flat-out terrified.

I am terrified of Trump’s rhetoric, his proposed policies, many of his cabinet appointments and his lack of depth, knowledge and self-control.

From the Southern Poverty Law Center, the non-profit founded in 1971 that tracks hate crimes nationally:

“In ‘Ten Days After,’ the SPLC documents 867 bias-related incidents in the 10 days following the presidential election. Among them: multiple reports of black children being told to ride in the back of school buses; the words ‘Trump Nation’ and ‘Whites Only’ being painted on a church with a large immigrant population; and a gay man being pulled from his car and beaten by an assailant who said the ‘president says we can kill all you faggots now.'”

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