As I watched the election results come in last week, I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it. Everyone had gotten it wrong, from research centers to media polls to political pundits. I thought to myself, how could America elect a man who ran a campaign anchored in so much hateful rhetoric?
“America is no longer a white, Christian country,” says author Robert P. Jones in a video interview featured in The Atlantic last week. And the backlash is swift and unfeeling.