I’m angry. I’m upset. I’m scared. But mostly, I’m sad. I’m sad that there are so many people in this country who feel so disenfranchised by the system that they’re willing to put an overtly racist, homophobic, misogynist into office in a desperate attempt for change.
Rather than assuming that those people are just as vile as Trump himself, I’m going to try to empathize with their pain and reflect on the aspects of privilege that I’m fortunate enough to have in my own life.
Statistically speaking, many Trump voters really are victims of a system that did not provide sufficient opportunities for education. Sadly, that situation is likely to get worse under a Trump presidency.