Rep. Velázquez, the author, rallying for Moya for Council (photo: @ydanis)
Elections send messages.
You don't have to look any farther than the victory of Donald Trump to see that electing a racist, misogynistic demagogue helps to normalize abhorrent behaviors in the eyes of some Americans. That may be why, as the Southern Poverty Law Center reports, our country saw 1,094 bias incidents in the first 34 days after the November election.
If the president advocates for violence against opponents and unabashedly sexualizes and demeans women,...