Jeremy Hance writes a letter to his young daughter as a part of the Letters to the Revolution initiative.
First published on January 2nd, 2017 at Letters to the Revolution.
Im sorry. I am so, so sorry. My darling daughter, your generation is poised to inherit a world far more unstable, dangerous, and chaotic than your mother and I did. And the astounding election of Donald J. Trump will only make this worse.
Late on election night, when I finally realized Trump was going to be our next commander-in-chief, my first thought was: My God, how will I tell Aurelia? How do you explain to a five-year-old what just happened?
Your mother and I did not hide this election from you, but talked openly about the kind of man Trump is and why the things he does and says are so wrong. We did not ignore the many questions from you, our curious kindergartner, but used them as a platform to talk about racism, sexism, democracy, and the simple importance of being kind to people.