Just a day after Donald J. Trump was elected to the Oval Office, a rash of racist, anti-semitic and homophobic incidents have already reared their ugly head.
A softball dugout in a Wellsville, New York park was vandalized with a large swastika and the words ‘Make America White Again,’ Buffalo News reported.
The same report said that on Tuesday evening, a black doll was found hung by a noose in an elevator in a Canisius College dormitory just outside Buffalo, N.Y.
This baby doll was found in a freshman elevator last night at Canisius. I don't care who you are or what your beliefs are this is awful pic.twitter.com/oBht011YGR
— Jordan Roth (@Baby_Jay1221) November 9, 2016
In South Philadelphia swastikas, racist graffiti and references to Donald Trump and Nazi Germany was spray-painted on a storefront, the Philadelphia Enquirer reported. The words ‘TRUMP’ with the ‘T’ replaced by a large swastika, and ‘Sieg Heil 2016’ were found emblazoned on the storefront on Wednesday.
Placed on their car in NC.
"Can't wait until your 'marriage' is overturned by a real president. Gay families = burn in hell. Trump 2016" pic.twitter.com/jyBjUSS2TI
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 10, 2016
In Philadelphia, the vandalism occurred on the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the “Night Of Broken Glass” when German troops and civilians carried out a pogrom on Jews and Jewish Businesses. It's considered by historians to mark the beginning of the Holocaust.
“We are horrified by the appearance of hate graffiti on a storefront in South Philadelphia,” Nancy K. Baron-Baer, the Anti-Defamation League’s Regional Director told the paper. “Swastikas and the Nazi salute send a message of intolerance and hate to the entire community. While we view this as an isolated incident, we cannot allow this behavior to become routine. Everyone has a role to play in combating bigotry – we must advocate, educate and investigate until hate is no longer welcome in our society.”
Trump received a lot of support from white nationalists, and many of his campaign ads were called out for their racist and anti-semitic tones. Over the last two days, reports of homophobic, racist and anti-semitic incidents were streaming into the media.
This is like a punch to the gut pic.twitter.com/khBVWpwG9d
— rabia chaudry (@rabiasquared) November 9, 2016
A Quartz report listed incident after incident. In Durham, North Carolina “BLACK LIVES DON’T MATTER AND NEITHER DOES [sic] YOUR VOTES” was graffitied on a wall. In Rochester, NY, rainbow flags were burned. In North Carolina, homophobic signs were placed on a car.
At the University of Louisiana, the report continues, a student wearing a hijab was physically assaulted by two white men, one wearing a Trump hat, who ripped off her hijab and stole her wallet.