Letter to the Editors of “The Oregonian”

DEAR OREGONIAN,

THE REASON I TOOK PART IN TODAY’S WALKOUT WAS BECAUSE I MEANT TO BE THERE ON BEHALF OF STUDENTS WHO ARE DISABLED. WE ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE VISION OF TRUMP’S AMERICA. MANY PEOPLE WANT TO SEE THIS COUNTRY BECOME GREAT AGAIN. WHAT ARE THEY EXPECTING FROM A MAN WHO DOES NOT PRETEND TO CARE ABOUT ANYONE WHO IS NOT WHITE AND RICH? REALLY, CAN WE EXPECT TO BE INCLUDED IN ANY DEBATES ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES CAN ACHIEVE WITH TRUMP? I SINCERELY DO NOT BELIEVE HE CARES. FOR THAT REASON I PROTESTED TODAY, AND I WILL CONTINUE TO VOICE MY OPINION IN ANY WAY I CAN. PLEASE DO NOT DISPARAGE YOUNG PEOPLE’S PASSION; WE WILL BE VOTING IN FOUR YEARS. PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH US AS WE CUT OUR POLITICAL TEETH.

SINCERELY,

NIKO BOSKOVIC
NORTH PORTLAND

The Trump Win

REALLY HARD TO PROCESS THE ELECTION RESULTS RIGHT NOW. YOU MIGHT THINK I WOULD HAVE MORE TO SAY, BUT IN FACT I AM TOO UPSET ABOUT WHAT A TRUMP PRESIDENCY WILL DO TO MY MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS, TO MY GAY FRIENDS, TO MY SISTER AND OTHER YOUNG GIRLS, TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO LIVE WITHOUT FEAR, TO THINK ABOUT MYSELF.

WHERE IS THE LOVE? WHERE IS THE TOLERANCE THAT MOVES US FORWARD AS A COUNTRY? WE HAVE TAKEN A GIANT STEP BACKWARDS, AND WILL FIND SOLACE IN WHAT WILL BE RESUMED IN FOUR YEARS. I EXPECT THE WORK WILL CONSUME A GREAT DEAL MORE TIME TO FIX THAN IT WILL TAKE TRUMP TO DESTROY.