Instead of trying to unite the country, Trump is playing the victim. In a tweet, he has indicated that it is “unfair” that protesters are voicing their disdain for President-elect Donald Trump. Most Americans call these protests “free speech” guaranteed by the US Constitution. What most Americans feel is unfair is the fear minorities in America now feel. People across the country have shared stories on social media of violence and hate speech directed at them in the wake of Trump’s victory. Racist graffiti was spotted around the country and minorities reported experiencing harassment the day after Trump was elected.
These frightening instances illustrate why the #safetypin idea is catching on. It’s an easy way of making a statement to minorities that you are “safe” with me.
I have mine on. Do you?