I didn't think this could happen. I didn't think there were so many Americans who would vote for a man who denigrates people of color, LGBT people, disabled people, women, and Jews. I am lucky to teach in a very diverse high school, and the passion of the students about this situation was heartening.
All students wanted to do yesterday was process the election results. They were insightful and respectful. They cried. They reached out to one another. They demonstrated unity across racial and gender and economic divides. They gave me hope.
I know people want change. I want change, too. But change can be good or bad.
Another ray of positivity: Secretary Clinton won the popular vote. He is only president because of a dated and labyrinthine system. A majority of Americans voted against bigotry. Let us continue to move in that direction.