In the 3 days following the election of Donald Trump for president, multiple stories have been reported of people of color being harassed by pro-Trump supporters. Several people of Asian descent tweeted that they were shouted down to “Go back to Asia” while going about their daily routines.
My cousin (born + raised in America) walked past a Trump rally in NYC (where she lives!!!) and was told "go back to your country you chink"
— sannah (@sannahkim) November 9, 2016
That, as Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid broke his silence about Trump’s win today saying:
“Trump’s election has ’emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry.”
In a statement Reid continued:
“I have heard more stories in the past 48 hours of Americans living in fear of their own government and their fellow Americans than I can remember hearing in five decades in politics,” he said.
The veteran Nevada senator called on the media to stop its obsession with inauguration prep which he says compounds fears.
“Every news piece that breathlessly obsesses over inauguration preparations compounds their fear by normalizing a man who has threatened to tear families apart, who has bragged about sexually assaulting women and who has directed crowds of thousands to intimidate reporters and assault African Americans.”
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Twitter user @Jaaezus posted a video of him confronting a fellow student who allegedly called him a N***r and told him that he should be picking cotton.
And, at a middle school in York, Pennsylvania, students were captured on video chanting “white power.”
Middle school Kids walking down the hallway chanting “white power” holding Trump signs. This is BAD. https://t.co/VRxgJhCGM2 via @youtube
— A$A Soltan Rahmati (@AsaSoltan) November 11, 2016
If I'd just said I was going to be a President for all, I'd start by speaking out against middle school students yelling 'white power' …
— Devon Peacock (@devonpeacock_) November 11, 2016
Raw Story reports on 87 different incidents of harassment in the days after Trump’s election.
In a single day, the online publication reported on three cases of pro-Trump related bullying of students.
The first occurred when students in Minnesota were greeted with “F*ck n*ggers” written on their door. A Michigan middle school had a small group of children chanting “build that wall,” while their fellow students, who are Latino, were crying. We also covered a story of Trump supporters, who filmed themselves driving through Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton’s alma mater and harassing black students.
At Temple University this encounter was posted to Facebook:
More incidents posted on Facebook: