Friday, December 02, 2016

Sad.

The haters have been given the green light. Anyone who doesn’t fit their definition of an American is fair game for them.
Ten Days After: Harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of the Election
SPLC
November 29, 2016

Just a week before the November 8th election, attackers set a church in Greenville, Mississippi, on fire. The historically black church was targeted in what authorities believe was an act of voter intimidation, its walls spray-painted with the phrase “Vote Trump.”

“This kind of attack happened in the 1950s and 1960s,” Greenville’s mayor said, “but it shouldn’t happen in 2016.”

The incident was just a harbinger of what has become a national outbreak of hate, as white supremacists celebrate Donald Trump’s victory.* In the ten days following the election, there were almost 900 reports of harassment and intimidation from across the nation. Many harassers invoked Trump’s name during assaults, making it clear that the outbreak of hate stemmed in large part from his electoral success.

People have experienced harassment at school, at work, at home, on the street, in public transportation, in their cars, in grocery stores and other places of business, and in their houses of worship. They most often have received messages of hate and intolerance through graffiti and verbal harassment, although a small number also have reported violent physical interactions. Some incidents were directed at the Trump campaign or his supporters.
People are afraid. Especially minorities, it is like we as a nation is reverting to some type of animal, violence is feeding on violence, hate is feeding off the fear and embolden others to commit violence.

Children are following their parents lead and are picking on minority students.

The Huffington Post Queer Voices said,
Black children being told by classmates to sit in the back of school buses. Muslims called “terrorist” and told to go back to “your country with ISIS.” Swastikas drawn on a synagogue, schools, cars and driveways. A gay man being beaten by an assailant who said the “president says we can kill all you faggots now.” Plus “Trump Nation” and “Whites Only” spray-painted on a church attended largely by immigrants.
Here in Connecticut we are not immune from the hatred and violence, the Hartford Courant reported,
East Windsor KKK Video Called ‘Disgusting,’ Police Investigating

Partygoers at a weekend bonfire where one attendee was dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe and waving a Donald Trump campaign flag could face criminal charges, police said.

Det. Sgt. Matthew Carl said detectives were still investigating the Saturday night gathering, which exploded on social media over the weekend when video surfaced on Snapchat showing a young man wearing the white robes associated with the KKK. The incident comes amid nationwide reports of racial tension and protests since Trump's election as president, though officials said the East Windsor meeting wasn't tied to the Klan.
The Danbury News Times reported,
Swastika painted on Danbury home
The CT Post headline read,
Milford neighborhoods blanketed with KKK newspapers
And the list goes on and on.

Stop the Hate!


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