How awful that you experienced such an historic day in this context. What I saw (I marched in Vegas because I happened to be there that day and not in my hometown of Portland, OR), was incredible respect for people of all colors, orientations, genders, ages, sexes and abilities. I didn’t witness people ignoring POC or those in wheelchairs. I saw the opposite: outreach, love, support, kindness, patience and excited cheers as women of every different color and religion came to speak before the assembled.
Now granted: Las Vegas only had a couple of thousand marchers compared to Washington’s million plus attendees, so it’s hard to compare those numbers and what crowds of that size must do to cope. That being said, I wish you could have seen what I saw that day in Vegas, Chi.
It made me so overjoyed and so full of love that I wrote a piece about it: