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Post-Election 2016 Recap & Resources

After a difficult and contentious 2016 election, this guide creates a supportive virtual space to explore, learn, and discuss ideas brought up in the election and the ideas we grapple with after.

You wouldn't believe the look on their faces

Top photo shows Trump supporters during election night and the bottom photo shows Clinton supporters on election night.

Top photo: At Donald J. Trump's election night event at the New York Hilton on Tuesday, supporters watched an announcment that he had won Ohio. Credit: Damon Winter/The New York Times.

Bottom photo: Upset supporters at Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Javits Center in New York, Nov. 8, 2016. Credit: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times. 

Think those photos are interesting? Try this article on Quartz where they juxtapose Clinton and Trump supporters side by side.

Challenge

So looking at those pictures above, it might be easy to make judgments on who voted for each candidate. But remember, these pictures don't tell us the whole story. Spend a few minutes reflecting on those photos and these questions:

  • What snap judgments or thoughts come to mind when you see these two pictures side by side?
  • Based on what you know about the election and who voted, what faces are missing from the Trump and Clinton sides?
  • What makes these images moving? Do they have a greater "wow" factor next to each other? Why or why not?