Thursday, December 1, 2016

Donald Trump Win Spurs Hate Crimes and Racism in the U.S. and Canada


A racist graffiti on a softball dugout in Island Park of Wellsville of New York State, after Trump win -- Nov. 10, 2916
 Photo courtesy: baffalonews.com/

 A racist graffiti on a wall of St. David's Episcopal  Church at Bean Blossom of Indiana, U.S.A. -- Nov. 13, 2016
Photo courtesy: Twitter through thinkprogress.org/

A post-Trump-win racist poster near Stan Wadlow Park on Woodbine And Cosburn Avenues in Toronto, Canada -- Nov. 14, 2016
Photo courtesy: Canada Post

The U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8 brought about a surprise result -- Republican Party candidate Donald Trump won it by electoral college votes rather than people's votes. 

His chaotic personality became most visible in his electioneering rhetoric and behaviour. His sexism, misogyny, xenophobia, irreverence, and racism were a good fodder for the media. These spilled over to a section of the Americans with a similar bent.  As a result, when it became clear that he was the winning candidate, some of these people vent their long-held secret hatred and racist attitude through their hateful remarks, racial slurs, and graffitic vandalism on houses, churches, storefronts, vehicles, and playgrounds of children and adults. Neighbouring Canada was also not immune to this. The Pandora's Box that Donald Trump opened during his election campaign will have  long-lasting results. 

It is noteworthy that, in 2008, the first Black president Barack Obama's win also had brought about hateful and racist incidents against the blacks in the U.S.A. Those were not as intense and as widespread as this year's.


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