For the folks that voted for and support Donald Trump it’s morning in America—again.
But for others, particularly children that aren’t white, the last several days have been, well, kind of scary.
There’s no question that the President-elect’s naked bigotry was a huge draw for many of his fans and supporters.
Unfortunately, that bigotry is now being channeled by kids, and it’s creating an environment of fear— something we should probably start getting used to.
Here are just a few of the signs that hate crime calls are about to radically increase in volume:
Via Crooks and Liars:
The news that Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential race reportedly incited racial slurs and assaults at one vocational school in Pennsylvania.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, York NAACP President Sandra Thompson revealed that she had been receiving reports of students at York Vo-Tech “being spit on, attacked, and called names because of their race or perceived Immigrant status.”
Via Raw Story:
A small group of students at Royal Oak Middle School in Detroit, Michigan broke out into chants of “Build the wall” the day after the election, according to The Detroit News.
According to a Facebook video of the event that has now gone viral, “Latino children were crying.” Dee Perez-Scott, who posted the video, said, “the taunts, the “Build that Wall” with such bullying power and hate from children to children. Just Horrifying!”
So, at least for the time being, if you live in a part of the country where not everyone agrees on stuff, you can probably count on a massive increase in calls related to the aftermath of the 2016 presidential race.
If it’s one of your kids that’s on the receiving end of the abuse, best of luck figuring out what to tell them.