To provide a space for employees to share their thoughts on the presidential election, Mason’s Human Resources came to the law school to facilitated an open forum for conversations. I was curious to hear what staff and faculty members have to say. Unfortunately only my colleague and I showed up.

There were just the four of us: Three Black women and one Vietnamese guy. Listening to what they had to say helped me move forward. They were as shocked and powerless as I. The path forward starts with ourselves.

I had begun to accept the reality. If this is what America meant to be, then let it be. I am tuning out of politics as much as I can. I even avoid reading my favorite magazine—The New Yorker—and focus on reading books. I cut down my doses of social media and use this blog to share my thoughts. Most importantly, I devote my attention to my family.