White people, we need to step up in the fight against Trump

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The nightmare has become reality. A bigoted, misogynistic sexual predator has gone from punchline to president-elect of the United States. Like many people, I’ve spent much of the last week wallowing in the immense grief this news has caused, and focusing on the self care that is important for activists to stay in the fight long term.

 

And fight we must. The discussion about what should have been done differently has only just begun. We must continue that conversation and ensure that we take the right lessons from this experience. But we also have work to do to prepare to greet the era of Trump with the full force of a defiant movement that will not let his hatred represent our country and endanger our people.

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