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Published On: Mon, Nov 14th, 2016

Cornell holds a ‘Cry In’ for students heartbroken over Trump victory

The Cornell Daily Sun reports that students hosted a “Cry In” on the quad Wednesday in the wake of the presidential election results as distraught students coped with the concept of President Trump.

“I’m quite terrified, honestly,” one student told the campus newspaper as she took part in the event. “It’s saying that people are really given into fear-mongering. They are willing to put people down based on their identity just so that they would feel vindicated that they would be getting rid of ‘Crooked Hillary.’”

Another participant told the Sun many are in “shock” as she sipped on a Starbucks coffee cup, sitting cross-legged in the institution’s Ho Plaza.

“I am concerned how this is validating the behavior of a lot of people,” she said.

According to the report, twenty or so students “wrote their reactions and emotions on poster boards with colored markers, or with chalk on the ground” and demonstrators on the Ithaca campus were served warm drinks.

 

Several adults, most likely professors, stood around the group. The event appeared to take on the atmosphere of a funeral wake.

“I’d say the results are heartbreaking and such a slap in the face to so many of the populations that make up America,” an older lady who appeared to be a professor told The Sun. “I think it’s also an indication that there and many many people who are suffering and feel that haven’t been heard and they believe that Trump will answer their needs.”

photo/ Pete Linforth via Pixabay

photo/ Pete Linforth via Pixabay

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  1. Old Man McCloud says:

    Probably kids of the same sad group that held “sit-ins” against “fallout” back in the `60’s. Lot of good that did. These small minorities really convince the rest of the student body that fallout was bad [like we didn’t know and these wizards held the secret]. I applaud any sincere demonstration of support for a good cause, but put your time where it’s needed serving others who need your help and assistance, shipmates!

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