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I was angry and frustrated the morning of Wednesday, November 9th.
I am still those things.
‘The US has been ugly for some time. All of this emotion has been there for years, but Trump’s election somehow let it out.’ This statement was part of a conversation I had (on a bus in Salalah, Oman, of all places) with an American teacher I had only met a few days previously. She had been living in Dubai for three years and worried for her previous students in New Mexico. What would happen to them? Or to their parents in Trump’s new ‘great’ America?