Day After Election, Racist Incidents Reported In NY, Philly, More
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Day After Election, Racist Incidents Reported In NY, Philly, More

A day after Donald Trump was elected US president, pro-Trump nazi graffiti appears in upstate New York.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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