Election 2016

Welcome to Trump's America: 58 Reports of People Bullied by Emboldened Bigots—and the List Is Growing

Day one in Trump's hateful America.

New York City, USA - June 13, 2016: Memorial outside the landmark Stonewall Inn for the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando in 2016 in New York City.
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First Lady-elect Melania Trump wants to stop bullying, but children all over America are being bullied because of her husband.

“We must find better ways to honor and support the basic goodness of our children, especially in social media,” Mrs. Trump said at a Pennsylvania rally last week. “It will be one of the main focuses of my work, if I am privileged enough to become your first lady.”

Ironically, the International Bullying Prevention Association conference took place during the first part of this week and during Election Day.

“We know that traditional bullying results in higher rates of anxiety and depression and even higher risks of suicidal ideation and lower self-esteem and the research shows that we’re seeing similar impacts from cyber-bullying as well. It’s most likely to be harmful when there is that mixed harassment of bullying and cyber-bullying that occur together,” IBPA president Patricia Agatston said.

In a single day, Raw Story has reported on three cases of pro-Trump related bullying of students. The first occurred when students in Minnesota were greeted with “F*ck n*ggers” written on their door. A Michigan middle school had a small group of children chanting “build that wall,” while their fellow students, who are Latino, were crying. Another school, this one in Pennsylvania, had students marching with Donald Trump signs while chanting “white power.” We also covered a story of Trump supporters, who filmed themselves driving through Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton’s alma mater and harassing black students.

Wednesday, we covered a south Philly neighborhood subjected to Nazi graffiti. A Utah man told a neighbor boy, “get out of here n*gger” — then attacked the boy’s dad with stun cane.

Thus far Melania Trump has not commented on any of these incidents.

Unfortunately, there have been so many of these stories we decided to begin compiling a list of them here:

Editor's Note: Because this list keeps growing, head over to Raw Story for the updated count.

Here’s a tweet from a young black student who captured a white boy calling him “a n*gger” and said that he “should be pickin’ cotton.”

The Texas Statesman reports vigilante squads that are being organized at Texas State University.

Elon University students in North Carolina were welcomed to this message when they walked into Kivette Hall Room 100 Thursday morning:

An African American student at Temple University in Philadelphia reported that a white fraternity brother shouted at her. “Are you frustrated? Are you sad by what’s happened? Smile b*tch!”

Yarden Katz, a fellow in the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School tweeted about a white postal worker in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who was filling up his USPS truck at a gas station. The man shouted at Katz, “Go back to your country. This is Trump land. You ain’t getting your check no more.” Katz noted before posting the report that “corporate journalists have repeatedly failed the public by catering to elite interests. This election’s coverage is only latest failure.”

This was a truck in south Philly Thursday morning:

White students at Southern Illinois University donning blackface in front of a Confederate flag.

Mexican students were targeted by Trump supporters, who were making racial slurs in Woodland, California.

Southern Lehigh High School in Center Valley, Pennsylvania had cases of students attacked by their classmates yelling gay slurs and the n-word, but the incidents occurred last week. African American students were also called “cotton pickers” and some have even been using heil Hitler salutes.

LehighValleyLive reported that high school Principal Christine Siegfried had to have a special assembly and send a letter home with parents addressing the way that classmates should treat their fellow students.

Someone posted this graphic on Facebook of a Bucks County, Pennsylvania school administration official talking about things they were seeing from their students in school Thursday. It’s unclear where the image originated, so take that with a grain of salt.

This happened at a high school in central Florida:

That wasn’t the only anti-Muslim attack. The Southern Poverty Law Center is reporting multiple attacks.

This was the door to the prayer room on the NYU campus:

New Jersey high school students chanting “10 feet higher” at Latino students in the halls.

Greeley, Colorado, student humiliated by fellow students because she’s Latino.

DeWitt Junior High School in Lansing, Michigan was the sight of another attack. White students formed a human wall and refused to allow Latino students to enter the school. Later that morning other students also laid down to form a wall in the hallways and chanted “build that wall” though no one was blocked at that time, The Lansing State Journal reported.

Zoie Gilpin, a sophomore at the University of Oregon, went to a Black Student Union meeting on campus Wednesday night. He found three young people wearing blackface on campus and recorded the video below:

Racial messages have also been found in an off-campus apartment near the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, WKBT reported. The message was written in black on a white door and said, “Go home n*gger.”

“I think the people that who are sometimes saying that this is exaggerated or you’re making too much out of it, that they really need to take a good look at these things, because this is true hate, and it has no place on our campus or community,” UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow said.

A message of unity taken from a quote from activist Shaun King was painted onto a sign. It read, “Dear Muslims, immigrants, women, disabled, LGBTQ and all people of color, we love you boldly and proudly. We will endure.” Someone spray-painted Trump 2016 over it.

Mr. King has also begun listing these incidents on his Twitter feed.

This woman was pumping gas at a station in Sandy Springs, a suburb outside of Atlanta, Georgia. “I’m so tired of you uppity f*cking n*ggers!” the man shouted.

“Hey n*gger. Pick that up. Keep my streets clean,” one white Trump supporter shouted to Black woman in Indiana, Mr. King reported.

King posted another screen capture of a Facebook post about a student at Plano East Senior High, in Plano, Texas who also had her hijab ripped off. King remarked he’s received at least 50 incidents of this over the last two days.

Mr. King posted a screen capture of a note he received from July Thompson at Townson University in Maryland. Two Black men in her class were followed by white students on campus shouting the n-word. Mr. King conveyed this wasn’t the first person from the campus to reach out to him.

A Latino mother in Ventura, California reported seeing 5th graders proudly chanting, “Build that wall.”

“Go back to Asia,” said one white man to an American citizen. Mr. King confessed his in-box is flooded with 3,000+ emails of similar incidents nationwide.

One of the more heartbreaking stories Mr. King tweeted came from a nurse at a cardiology facility. A patient of hers was an Iranian woman, who has been a citizen since 1986. She had to have a heart monitor put on her, which included multiple wires going in and out of her clothing and connecting to a small black box about the size of a cell phone. She asked if she could have a letter to carry with her from the doctor’s office so people wouldn’t think she was carrying a bomb and murder her.

Then there was this:

An Asian woman attacked by a man at a gas station in Napa Valley, California. She was filling her car up when he ran toward her shouting, “We won. Now get the f*ck out of my country.”

An Asian man in Simi Valley, California was followed by white men who told him that pure America was coming back.

Another Asian man pumping gas was subjected to “Go back to China, you chink.” Not that it matters but he wasn’t even Chinese.

A young Latino boy beaten and called a “stupid Mexican” by kids who said that they couldn’t wait for him to be deported. Police told the mom that it was a “school matter.”

On a car in North Carolina:

“Fuck you n*gger b*tch. Trump is going to deport you back to Africa,” in Indiana.

“How scared are you, you black b*tch” one woman was asked in Delaware.

A Black Washington state woman who had “go back to Africa” roared at her.


The West Village. At Macdougal Ale House – New York City. A man grabbed a woman and began kissing her. She did’t know him. When people told him to stop he replied, “But Trump just won the Presidential race.”

North Carolina:

“Trump won, n*gger! You lose, b*tch!” in Sanford, Florida:

York, Pennsylvania:

York Tech High School in Pennsylvania, the same place we wrote about above that the “white power” march took place. A girl’s breasts were grabbed by a male student, who said, “It’s what Trump said he does and he was elected President.”

A Black woman in Queens, New York was told to go to the back of the bus.

Baylor University student in Texas:

“Time to get out of this country, Apu!” at a gas station in California:

Muslims in San Francisco, California told to leave the United States.

Also in San Francisco, specifically in Noe Valley/Dolores Heights, a Nazi flag waves:

“Go back to Africa” in Bloomgingdale, Florida:

Student in Alabama brought in a Trump sign and told a Black student “now it’s time to get back in your place.”

“I can’t wait until Trump asks us to rape your people and send you back over the biggest damn wall we’re going to build. Go back to hell, wet back.” A man, who then threw water in the girl’s face. Southern California.

White men attempting to grab a woman by the genitals.

A Facebook friend of mine reported this from an Oklahoma school.

There are so many more that our readers and friends are sending to us. Please continue to do so and we’ll add them as well. I’m also hearing reports of women being grabbed and harassed by men. Please send those to me as well sarah at rawstory.com.

Sarah K. Burris writes about politics and technology for Raw Story. 

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