Thursday, November 10, 2016

Our nation is Foggy right Now

On Election Day and the morning after, it was super cloudy that it should have been foggy.  The beautiful sunrise that I can see from my classroom window was not there.  

In my heart, I felt the same fogginess.  I was neither pro Trump nor pro Hillary.  I am still uncertain who should have been President.  When I was voted, I felt sick to my stomach and tears in my eyes.  I have felt for months that no matter how the Election went down, there was going to be protesting from the other side.  

I was and still am scared for our country.  There is such a divide between people right now. 

Family of mine are declaring themselves they are not going to believe in God since our "God" allowed Trump to become President elect.  

People are getting ready to move to other countries because of who was elected President.  

As a teacher in a school that is composed mostly of African American students, I heard racism come out from their mouths towards me because I'm white.  As a couple of students walked by my room, they loudly said "White people voted for Trump."  Do you know how much it hurt me?

I've taught in that district for 17 years.  I have been a champion for my students.  I don't see color.  I see individual students with wonderful qualities.  

Another student of mine ran up to me and told me that they were going to be deported to Africa.  These are 10 and 11 year olds who are worried about these things.  So scary.

We as a nation need to come together as a people.  We need to realize that even though we may look different, have different beliefs, and different sexual preferences, we all human.  We all have dreams and fears.  We are more similar to each other then we realize.

Travel - Talk to people from other areas - That's one of my favorite things to do when we go on road trips.  

I'm Christian.  I'm white.  I'm a woman.   I'm in a heterosexual relationship.  I'm proud to say that.

I won't say who I voted for.  I would have felt the same sinking feeling no matter how I voted.

We need to bring sunshine to the fogginess our nation is seeing at this moment.  Come together as a people rather than working against each other.

Thanks for reading my thoughts,
Traci


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4 comments:

  1. Sunshine to the fogginess - I like that thought!

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  2. What goes on in Washington is so far removed from the reality we live in that we might as well get along with the people around us and pretend Washington doesn't exist. Good post.

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  3. It's so sad what the kid are taking from this election. It really is bringing out the worst in everybody.

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  4. I too work in a school. Our population is mostly Mexican. It has been very, very hard. I see today that Trump is forging ahead with his plans of mass deportation. There is something wrong with a leadership that frightens children. I wish we could return to a safe learning environment, but don't see that happening soon.

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