I must confess to the surprise of the mix of emotions that I felt upon realizing that Trump was actually winning the presidential election. I am often criticized for my lack of emotions, except related to children and animals. Yet, here I was, like so many, stunned and momentarily disheartened by an outcome that I believe may potentially have long lasting and far-reaching effects.
I am a Black and Hispanic male born and raised in New York City. I lead in with my race and ethnicity, because no matter how much America tries to ignore the fact, that is the first thing that people initially identify me as when they first see me. I unapologetically have an intense love for People Of Color (POC), not just because they may look like me but also, because I have a strong identification with many of the struggles that come with being a POC in the United States. READ MORE