The Trump Effect

I live in boca raton a seemingly quiet city with a diverse community. Upon the election back in 2016, everything changed. People started to act rude, disrespectful, obnoxious and violent to anyone who didn’t look like them. The celebration was openly vicious and humiliating. A simple thing like crossing the street or walking in the mall make you feel uncomfortable and that you did not belong. Politics has taken over even the young children have changed their behaviors toward anyone who does not agree with their parents thought process on this election. It has been two years and I silently watch as we return to our normal routines however there is still the feeling of fear and chaos, silently watching and saying extra prayers so that I do not get stopped by law enforcement….It is the most intense feeling living in a place were you can no longer trust the people around you not even the people who are to protect you…….

About This Story

  • Project: We Are Here
  • Date submitted: 2019-02-21 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Strongly negative
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Delray
  • Age: 51-60
  • Gender: Female

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • In your story, why did people act the way they did? They did what they believed
  • My story relates to: Here and now
  • Why did things happen in the story I told? Upbringing, yes, but also a choice
  • The lesson in your story is: Things should change
  • In my story, problems are solved by: Members of the community
  • My story teaches us to: Always look ahead to the future
  • My story teaches us that: The community has total control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile

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