July 21, 2024

Letter to the editor

This archived article was written by: Alex Anderson

I am one of those people who don’t want to be friends with people who voted for Trump. Because I am friends with people who share my values, and if you voted for Trump you obviously don’t share my values.
The article in the last edition of this newspaper made it seem like I should get over my problems with Trump and his supporters, “If you don’t want Trump to be you captain, get off the plane. Leave the country. Give your job to somebody who wants to be an American.” These are the words written by this newspaper’s editor-in-chief, who clearly doesn’t understand why some might be frustrated with Trump and his supporters and why some don’t want them in their lives.
President elect Donald Trump has struck fear into populations including, Muslims, people of color, people with disabilities, women, immigrants and survivors of sexual assault. This article does not touch on this enough even though the article title is “Students harassed/ discriminated after election.”
At the end of the article the editor-in-chief tells us to not let this election end relationships or divide your friend group, but I think this election allowed for people to tell others what they think when I comes to politics and you have the right to decide if their views are ones that you agree with, can deal with or can’t be around.