America after the election

The weeks following Donald Trump’s surprise victory shook the nation. For the millions who voted for the president-elect, it marked the return of an America that had diminished under Barack Obama’s leadership. For the millions who didn’t, Trump’s ascension to the White House suggests the opposite: a threat to progress so painstakingly fought for over the course of a generation. The stories below explore the latter’s struggle to move forward from Hillary Clinton’s defeat and face a nation they suddenly did not recognize. 

Behind anti-Trump protests, worries that America’s promise has dimmed (Nov. 11, 2016)

For many Americans who have long felt threatened, the election of Donald Trump raises deep-seated fears that they could again become targets of hatred and prejudice.

For students, protests are about more than just Trump (Nov. 16, 2016)

Demonstrators say the rallies are a way for concerned citizens – many of them youth – to show solidarity with minority communities and call for change.

After election, a surge in the desire to ‘do something’ (Nov. 23, 2016)

The presidential election has led some dismayed by the result to put aside a sense of complacency and take action.