I will not be silenced: A peer’s perspective on the 2016 election

Nov. 9, 2016 will forever be known as the day that we elected a reality television star as our president.

Nov. 9, 2016 will forever be the day that we allowed blatant racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and islamophobia to become leading notions for a nation who has taken significant strides to prevent such.

But also, Nov. 9, 2016, will forever be the day that I will proudly say that I did not remain silent. I will not remain silent when there are social issues burning up in flames right before our eyes.

I will not remain silent when our fellow Americans are fearing for their lives because of who we, as a country, have elected our leader.

In a time where hatred seems to overshadow what is deemed moral, let us stand together with love and open hearts.

Our fight towards an equal nation is not even close to being over, and with this election, we have taken so many steps backward.

But together, we can obtain a victory that is much greater than Trump’s. We can be the people we know we are destined to be, and continue that fight for equality.

Stand taller than his tower. Stand together.

Until we can stand united, accepting, and willing to listen, not a single progression will be made. Be kind. Be eager. Be strong.

It is not over. Do not give up.   

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Story by Marina Brazeal

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