Telling my 14-year-old daughter that the American people had voted into office a misogynistic, bigoted, hate-filled con man was one of the hardest things I have ever done as a mother.
This election taught me several things about the American people, things I have fought against since I was old enough to remember.
First,we fear change, difference, progress.
I also learned that the words written in the Declaration of Independence, one of our nation’s most venerable documents, “All men are created equal,” are nothing but words, or at the very least only apply to white men. No one who truly believed these words would have voted for a man whose political stances fall in direct opposition to this ideal.
And last, that we, as Americans, are an ill-informed populace, willing to swallow comfortable lies rather than confront the truth and seek true solutions inclusive of all residents of the United States.
I can only hope that four years from now, when my daughter is old enough to vote, she will remember how thisold enough to vote, she will remember how this day felt to us both and vote accordingly.
Brandie L. Davis