I’m going to start this by saying I’m dismayed I have to even write this, however, the recent events on American University’s campus and across this nation have frankly shocked me – and I am not easily distressed. For many Americans, Tuesday was supposed to be a continuation of the last eight years under President Obama. For others, it was supposed to be an upheaval of the political elite. Whichever way you look at the results of Tuesday’s election, we have to live with it. However, I am not here to discuss why one candidate won over the other, or why this or that happened. I am addressing the events on Wednesday afternoon outside of the Mary Graydon Center on the main quad.