The argument of 'this was happening even before trump' is the most idiotic argument I keep hearing...racism is everywhere, even in Canada. Yes you can't compare the levels, but it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. You now have a world leader, endorsed by the KKK, and all the racist/bigot/xenophobic Americans are rejoicing because they feel it's acceptable to attack the minorities. This is already happening and increasing around America.
Ask me, I live here now and even though I"m in California (thank god), there's still a black cloud everyone feels over here generally and anticipating more hate crimes. Forget Trump's policies and all that stuff, Flo's absolutely correct when he says that America's true underbelly is shown. Take a look at county votes for republican vs democrats and you will see even from Obama's elections it was mostly all red across the country. Big metropolitan areas with educated ppl think logically, small towns and counties think like bigots, and they're starting to infiltrate and teach kids it's ok to tell any colored person to go back to his country (i am a person of color).
So Ev, how about you get off YOUR high horse and take your own advise by shutting up?