Post election: API millennials find silver lining in a Trump presidency

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Photo by Kelsey Hamlin

By Kelsey Hamlin

It’s been two months since the polls flew in for our president-elect. Monday, the electoral college gathered to cast votes for their state, which finalizes the presidency. For many Asian Pacific Islander millennials who, like most of the world, did not foresee a Trump victory, the weeks following the election have been filled with fear and anxiety. Heading into 2017, API millennials say they are over the initial shock and more determined to speak out.

“I didn’t really think much [about politics] to be honest,” said Liem Nguyen, a 22-year-old Vietnamese American. “I thought Hillary [Clinton] was going to win for sure. … In the past I didn’t really care about this stuff. I didn’t really see myself represented.”

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