Huffington Post Blog Post - Anthony Biglan ~
It is 2020. Our national nightmare seems to be coming to an end. When Donald Trump won the election in 2016, it seemed as if the nation was splitting asunder. Angry and frightened people took rash and often hateful actions, and fear and anger spread. Many media outlets— focused solely on audience share—simply amplified the problem.
But slowly, people of goodwill—black, white, Latino, gay, straight, young, old, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Republicans, Democrats, Independents—began to find others of goodwill, and a movement took hold. Increasingly, people realized that what they most valued was a nation in which each and every person felt safe, respected, and successful. They began to find others who shared these values.
Groups of people who had defined themselves by the ways they differed found that they shared important goals with people from other groups. They all wanted a good education, good jobs, and a thriving future for themselves and their children. They longed for communities that worked together to support the well-being of all people—whatever their ethnicity, religion, or politics.