The Scarlet Letter: Election 2016
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Article one, amendment one, states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” We, as the press, no matter how small our paper, find it our constitutional duty to bring you stories and voices from this election.
This was a historic election: One candidate who had never, until Tuesday, been elected to public office, against a candidate would not have been allowed to vote 96 years ago.
This newspaper will act as a record of Clark’s reaction to the election of Donald Trump. We have invited voices from across campus to write and react to Tuesday’s events. Obviously, this does not include the voice of everyone, but we attempted to gather a large of people to firmly indicate their feelings.
Along with articles, this issue profiles the Black Solidarity Day held the Monday before the election and the rally in Red Square on Wednesday. The Scarlet also reached out to members of the community to submit a short reflection on the election.
In this issue, we did not censor our writers, or the quotes they incorporated from pundits, candidates, and our president-elect. We allowed them to use whatever language they needed to express their feelings on this election.
The opinions enumerated in this issue represent those of the author and the author alone. They do not reflect the opinions of the editorial board, The Scarlet, or Clark University.