I'm still having a hard time plugging back into news and politics, and stuff like this is a good reason why.
I have hope that we'll get through this, but man, shit's gonna be bad for awhile, and there's no way around that.
But people are strong. People endure. Even the darkest time and the hardest tragedy can be channeled into something positive.
Here's a good piece to Rana Sodhi, a Sikh whose two brothers were murdered, one (infamously) as the first person to be killed in a post-9/11 hate crime: Love: The best tool for combating hate
I don't know what there is I can do, other than rest up, try and get to a point where I can channel my dismay into something positive, rage donate
, and call out bigotry where I see or hear it (hasn't happened lately, but a simple "Hey, come on, man" is sometimes all it takes to get somebody to rethink what they've just said and stammer out a sheepish apology).
Best of luck to anyone whose community is affected by this horrible, xenophobic sentiment (which, off the top of my head, is probably everybody in the UK and US at this point). Do what you can, be safe, take care of yourself, and try to give aid and comfort to your neighbors where possible.
This country's made it through slavery, the Trail of Tears, the Civil War, two World Wars with a Depression in between, Jim Crow, Vietnam, 9/11, Iraq, Katrina...I think we'll make it through this too. We just have to help each other out, in whatever ways are available to us.
If any of you guys ever need anything and there's any way I might be able to help, let me know.