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Post Election Thoughts

I’ve had many thoughts and responses to this election season, but here are the ones that have steadily remained from start to finish:         1.   Racism still exists and still inflicts new wounds daily. 2. I’m thankful for the progress of racial equality in America, I’m hopeful that it will continue, and I believe that our country is a place where this is possible.  3.  There are long-term effects of racism; it would serve us all better if we acknowledged this rather than dismiss it. 4. Not all republicans are racists and not all democrats are baby murderers. People need to stop reinforcing these ridiculously false narratives. 5. Just because something doesn’t affect you personally, doesn’t mean it isn’t real or true for someone else. 6.   Having empathy for someone else’s emotions—listening, validating, seeing it from their perspective—is an act of kindness and love. 7. Feelings are a real and good part of our humanity, but many times they are the result of believing something f