On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the United States of America elected Donald Trump as its next president, as he defeated Hillary Clinton in a way-too long election battle.
The election itself was historic for many reasons, but also very much polarizing and dividing.
As he has before, Jeremy Lin, the Nets leader both on and off the basketball court, weighed in to give his perspective, which was, as it tends to be, measured and hopeful.
This election is about wayyy more than race, but it further revealed how big a topic race is and how big of an issue racism still is, sadly.— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) November 9, 2016
But long-term, real change requires unification, reconciliation and compassion...one small step at a time. Spread love today!— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) November 9, 2016
John 16:33b -- In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) November 9, 2016
Take heart, spread love and be good to one another. Those are constants, always, and certainly a message that we all need to take to heart these days.
- Jeremy Lin’s heartfelt, hopeful response after Trump’s victory - Brian Lewis - New York Post