Tell us your story if you have been harassed since the Nov. 8 election.
Do you feel you have been harassed since the Nov. 8 election?
In the days following the presidential election, people across the country have been reporting incidents of harassment due to their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, identity or beliefs.
News sites have cited incidents all over the country. Many such reports have come out of schools — with students chanting “white power” and “build a wall.” A high school in Pennsylvania was hit with vandalism targeting Latino students, girls and gay students, according to Patch Newtown. Bullying of minority students was reported at Utah schools, according to Fox 13 Salt Lake City. And The New York Times has a story about hostilities against minority students on college campuses.
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A videotaped assault in Chicago showing black men beating a white man as onlookers scream “You voted Trump” gained traction among conservative social media users after being broadcast by local television. The teenager who shot the video and her father told WFLD-TV that the dispute began over a minor traffic accident and escalated with bystanders’ shouts about the election, which was not a factor in the fight.
But tensions are high. An anti-Trump protest in Portland, Ore., turned violent, with demonstrators smashing windows and setting trash on fire. In Durham, North Carolina, two walls were spray-painted with the statement “Black lives don’t matter and neither does your vote.” The morning after the election, leaflets from the Ku Klux Klan showed up in a neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Seattle Times is interested in hearing about incidents in Washington state.
If you live in Washington and you’ve experienced harassment that you believe was sparked by the presidential election, please fill out the form below. If you know someone who has been harassed, please share this with them and encourage them to fill out the form.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.