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The Lookout | April 19, 2021

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Staff Editorial: Time to come together

Staff Editorial: Time to come together
The Lookout

A Google search starting with the words “How to” on Nov. 9 resulted in these top choices:

  1.  “How to move to Canada”
  2.  “How to tie a tie”
  3.  “How to impeach a president.”

These results indicate the sentiments that many Americans are feeling after Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States.

Many from the LGBT community, Muslims, females, immigrants and other minorities are genuinely scared now that Trump has been elected.

And they have a right to feel that way. But there are also Trump supporters who voted for their next president who aren’t racist, bigoted or non-progressive.

That is why this was an extremely tough election. The country was almost literally split in half amongst votes. There has been much division after the election, with many protests and social media uproar.

But it is time to unite. The Lookout has staff members who voted for both candidates. After a very good staff conversation, we agree that no matter who anyone voted for, it is important to stick up for what they believe in and come together.

If you see someone being discriminated against, don’t just stand by.

There have been reports of Muslim females having their headscarves snatched off. If you see something like this happen, offer a lending hand and let everyone know hate is not the answer to our frustrations in America.

No matter who you are, what you believe in or what religion you proclaim, you don’t deserve to be put down. That is not what America is supposed to stand for.

It is also not right to just automatically assume all Trump voters are racist, sexist bigots. Keep an open mind.

Our country is facing one of the most unknown futures we have ever seen. Instead of spreading hate, violence, racism or burning American flags, fight for what you believe in.

Make it known you care about your country and other human beings. After all, we are all in this together. Our country needs us to unite.