Many Howard University students, alumni, and faculty have expressed discontent after Donald Trump’s surprise election.
White backlash threw its to-be expected tantrum in voting booths yesterday. Thinks it “took” its imaginary country back. Don’t lose focus.
— Greg Carr (@AfricanaCarr) November 9, 2016
Howard University, the mecca of black culture and education, had a lot to say about the presidential election last night on Twitter. Students, Alumni and more were shocked, disappointed, and stressed, to say the least. As reality sets in, Howard University students have begun to talk through the anger they feel, in hopes to figure out what their next steps should be.
Here is a selection of tweets that show just how some of the Howard University community is feeling:
Warning: I’m not in the mood for anyone’s shenanigans today.
— Malcolm Friday (@cantforgofriday) November 9, 2016
Times like this just make me glad I got to an HBCU rn actually. I can’t imagine if I were at a PWI right now as a black woman.
— #MILFIEFOREVER (@simonafrancine) November 9, 2016
This election is blantantly telling us how majority of the U.S feels about women, POC, LGBT and anyone with disabilities voting for Trump
— Amethyst Rockstar (@queensblues) November 9, 2016
To put Trump into the White House after President Obama would be a slap in the face…I don’t think people realize how serious this is.
— Des Swiftiny (@_dessertt) November 9, 2016
Y’all HU is federally funded.
— LR – C$HMRE (@IamDJLR) November 9, 2016
Hilary if you’re gonna do something crooked, please for the love of God, pull that book out rn. I need a blackout and your name next to 270.
— Tobi Oladejo (@Tobi_Wan_Knobi) November 9, 2016
The last time I watched an electoral map unfold was 2008, before I could even vote, and I was excited. I voted in this, and I just can’t.
— my-lee-kuh (@_mylekaj) November 9, 2016
9/11 & 11/9.
— •• (@StripesAllure) November 9, 2016
If you’re Muslim, African American, Latino, LGBT, a woman, a war veteran, or against bigotry, this is what’s left of America for you. pic.twitter.com/R3i669uYUB
— Shaan Khan (@ShaanMKhan) November 9, 2016
Can I call in Black tomorrow, like my Blackness feels so assaulted & depressed that I don’t see myself getting out of bed tomorrow.
— Elsa. (@naturallyelsa) November 9, 2016