It was a long night for many who anxiously watched the 2016 presidential election results tally on their screen.
And for many, they are waking up to the news that Donald Trump is the new president-elect of this country.
Emotions are running high as a nation is standing divided.
Despite months of racist, misogynistic and hateful rhetoric on the campaign trail, the electoral votes in favor of Trump stood tall over Hillary Clinton’s – 276 to 218 – while Clinton won the popular vote.
All night and this morning, south Asians have been voicing their dismay on Twitter over the news of Trumps election to office.
Never in 15 years of living In this country have I ever felt afraid to look like I do. #immigrant
— Kunal Nayyar (@kunalnayyar) November 9, 2016
Happy @realDonaldTrump runs on platform of minimal government, hoping not to engage with him for the next 4 years.
— Natasha K (@NatashaKhan) November 9, 2016
I wore my turban to work today with more purpose than ever. Much love to everyone — especially those who wear hijabi and turbans. pic.twitter.com/jhZPDAAWc2
— Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) November 9, 2016
Feels like the time I was literally spat on by a white man in a MAGA hat. Only now it’s 1/2 the country spitting. https://t.co/rclaDOGJpf
— Ghazala Irshad (@ghazalairshad) November 9, 2016
Shout out to those who don their turban or hijab today. I’m rockin mine unapologetically and with pride. Hope you are too. #OnNovember9 pic.twitter.com/ca21dCm5OJ
— Amardeep Singh (@amarHoboken) November 9, 2016
Trump isn’t the source of my anxiety. It’s the hundreds of millions of people who are openly supportive of white supremacist sentiment.
— Ketan Joshi (@KetanJ0) November 9, 2016
As others rejoice, American Muslim parents are scared for their children. Should tell you everything. #ElectionNight
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) November 9, 2016
Reactions in the Dawn newsroom to Donald Trump’s win. Shock and horror.
The end of hope for everyone except white men. pic.twitter.com/FX8TSBEQTP
— Hamna Zubair (@hamnazubair) November 9, 2016
The world wakes up this morning and knows that racism & misogyny are mainstream and thriving in America. #ElectionNight #PresidentTrump
— Arjun Sethi (@arjunsethi81) November 9, 2016
We need to get stronger and come together #Muslims #blacks #latinos #jews be safe my brothers and sisters
— Ameena Meer (@takeoutcreative) November 9, 2016
As a south Asian Muslim female and first born child of immigrants, I am terrified for my country’s future. #Election2016 #nastywomen
— Jennifer Chowdhury (@sunehra) November 9, 2016