Originally published on Facebook.

About half of the Americans who voted yesterday are hurting right now because they feel that in one huge, symbolic gesture their country is in some way discounting their humanity.

The other half are rejoicing because they feel their humanity, which had long been discounted, has finally been validated.

If today is anything, it’s a reminder of our need for empathy and compassion.

Every human is worthy of love and belonging. Let’s remember this, and continue to do our best to treat one another as it’s so.

Phillip Platz

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