In light of the fact that half the country voted for Mr. Trump, I'd like to make these observations:
1. I don't believe that half the country is racist and/or misogynist. I know fabulous compassionate people who voted for Trump.
2. I believe, despite the fears of many, that our union will survive.
Having said that, I was deeply disappointed in us as a nation for electing someone like Trump for these reasons.
1. While not all his supporters are racist and/or misogynist, he clearly legitimized both of those currents in our country by the tone and rhetoric of his campaign.
2. While I probably won't be personally affected by his presidency (I seriously doubt he'll last out for the four years anyway) I do think there are marginalized populations that will be adversely affected.
Which is why I've decided to put my money where my mouth is and actively reach out in ways I may have been too complacent to do previously. In light of this, I want to brag about my Mormon ward. Our ward has adopted a family of refugees. And guess what. They're Muslim. There's no intention to convert these people. There's only the intention to assist and respect.
I could not be prouder of the individuals in my ward who have made this happen.