How to be respectful after Election Day


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Regardless of your political views, it is important to respect America’s new president and fellow American citizens.

Unfortunately, I have seen too much hate on my social media that are directed toward Donald Trump and his supporters. Some Facebook posts I have scrolled pass have gone so far as to label all Trump supporters as racists and bigots.

On Instagram I have seen users post selfies wearing shirts with the words: “He’s not my president.” In Knoxville, Tennessee, as a student walking to campus, I also hear students chanting the phrase: “He’s not my president!”

The amount of disrespect that is tied to the phrase mentioned above is astounding. Personally, I did not vote for Trump, but as an American I respect that he won the presidency and will lead our nation for the next four years.

Fighting hate with hate is not the solution America needs. Instead, American citizens must unite and try to become the change we desire to see. Vote for local representatives, volunteer in local communities and help your neighbors.

We all have the choice to be positive, and it is our duty as responsible citizens to promote positivity and the individual’s ability to make a difference in their community. Let’s focus on the issues and respectfully disagreeing with contrasting opinions.



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