Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, November 17, 2016, Page A3, Image 3
BY TBVIN STINSON THE CHRONICLE Question: What was your initial reaction when you found out Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States? Do you think anything he will do while in office will impact on you personally? . Takhare Donaldson "I was surprised and sad for this country and its fu ture. Hopefully, having Trump in office will make black people want to get off their butts and not be lazy. We have to stop thinking everything is going to be handed to us. I feel like he's going to help us get to work and try to do something for ourselves." Island Green "I was amazed because I really didnl expect him to become president with no political experi ence at all. When it comes to education, I think he will have a big impact on our way of life. Things are going to change, and most col leges are going to take a huge hit." Mialah McElvain "I wasn't surprised because voting is something you do in secret and you aren't judged for the de cisions you make. I do believe my healthcare will be impacted. Hopefully my tuition isn't impacted, but we just don't know." Devin Pulliam "Honestly, I felt like he was going to win re gardless, so I wasn't re ally surprised. I'm not sure yet if it will affect me personally because as we already see, he has no problem going back on his word. We'll just have to wait and see." Olen Black "I was in total disbelief. When you look back at the Civil Rights Move ment and the Jim Crow era, it feels like we're headed down that same path. I really fear for the immediate state of this country. I don't know if it will impact me person ally, but the fact that we are going from a black man in the White House to a racist like Donald Trump, it will defiantly have some affect on me as a young black man." Khaniya Thomas "I was a little scared. I was in disbelief that he actually won. I think it will have an impact on me personally. I'm scared he will take away Obamacare and I will be back at square one." i Angelica Dibble "When I woke up on Wednesday morning, I actually had tears in my eyes. It definately will impact me as an African-American female. It's already hard enough for black people, and with Trump in office it will only get harder. We have to come up with Coya Perry something to do collectively." "At first I laughed because I thought it was a joke, but we have to accept it and move on. I don't think it will have any impact on me personally, but I think it will change some things in the community." Chris Benning "My legs turned into spaghetti, but at the end of the day, life goes on. I think it will have an impact on African American communities by bringing out the racism and hate that has been around for years." Carli Miles "My first thought was, I guess it's time to move to Canada. It's hard to say right now if it will have any affect, but based off the debates and his campaign, we could be in for some drastic changes, but only time will tell." (oH^acm -? C* SAVINGS Select \\f\& coupons you like ar\d se\ve iK\s+?wHiy a\ cUeckouV. Si0i^\ up <\\ piAiolix.com/sAvings+yle. Publix WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE!