These Twitter Moments are bleak as f*ck.
Presented without commentary, here is Genius Senior Editor Insanul Ahmed’s Twitter Moments series called “Day 1 in Trump’s America”:
As I’m stopped at a gas station this morning, a group of guys yell over: “Time to get out of this country, Apu!”
— Manik R (@ManikRathee) November 9, 2016
I have a scarf on. Passed by someone on the platform today and he says, “Your time’s up, girlie.”
— Mehreen Kasana (@mehreenkasana) November 9, 2016
Not even 24 hours yet. My friend’s sister, who is Muslim, had a knife pulled on her by a Trump supporter while on the bus by UIUC campus.
— Sarah A. Harvard (@amyharvard_) November 9, 2016
My mom literally just texted me “don’t wear the Hijab please” and she’s the most religious person in our family….
— ㅤjannatin (@harryonmen) November 9, 2016
3 of my muslims friends, whom i’ve never seen without a hijab before, came to school without them today, because they were afraid.
— claude (@claudiafavelaa) November 9, 2016
My cousin (born + raised in America) walked past a Trump rally in NYC (where she lives!!!) and was told “go back to your country you chink”
— sannah (@sannahkim) November 9, 2016
Day 2 should be interesting.
Jessica Machado is the IRL editor of the Daily Dot. Previously, she was an associate editor at Rolling Stone. Her work has been published in Elle, Vice, Salon, BuzzFeed, Guernica, Bitch, Bust, the Cut, the Awl, the Toast, among others.