Republican Donald Trump finally won the United States election yesterday and millions of people’s ‘worst nightmare’ came true. Throughout his controversial election campaign, he was called out on social media for being sexist, racist, misogynist and a xenophobe. He even said he would ban Muslims from entering the country, a statement he retracted later. But the anti-immigration sentiment has been a recurring theme in most of his speeches.
Soon after the election results were announced, many took to social media to voice their fears on the kind of discrimination they would probably now have to face, and that too more than before. Well, just a day after Trump’s win, their worst fears seem to have come true, and they’ve chose social media as an outlet to talk about how Trump supporters are apparently openly harassing minorities on the streets.
“All of us are just scared. There’s a lot of talk on Facebook about getting ready for the next four years because people are going to question you, and your point of view won’t matter. The feeling is, we’re not accepted any more.” Ibrahim Rashid, a student of Boston University told The New York Times.
A Muslim woman’s hijab was pulled by another and she was told “This is not allowed anymore, so go hang yourself with it around your neck not on your head”. Homophobic messages are being posted on people’s cars across the country and what not.
A collection of such incidents was put together by a Facebook page and the post has gone viral. People on social media are fuming reading the incidents. “Its not even 24 hours and american version of “Gauraksha” started. Oh God where this world is heading?” wrote a user. “Shame! This much hatred in this modern era ,I just can’t imagine the condition of America right now …Why the hell are we getting educated? Who says education bring gentleness,one can’t even distinguish between what is right or what is wrong,” wrote another.
Read the incidents here.
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