These Letters From 1st Graders To President-Elect Donald Trump Are Scarily Wise

Donald Trump won the presidential election on Tuesday night, and many children around the country are not happy about it.

In a variety of national mock elections, students too young to vote for real overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton.

It wasnt just that they liked Clinton more. It was also that they saw Trump as a bully whose behavior would not be tolerated in the classroom and thus should not be tolerated in the White House.

American adults apparently did not agree.

Children, like non-white, adult males, are also quite scared of Trump. Schools have reported a phenomenon known as the Trump effect.

The Trump effect is twofold.

On the one hand, teachers are reporting more bullying, especially on the basis of religious and racial identity.

On the other hand, teachers are seeing non-white-male students are frightened.

Immigrants and children of immigrants, especially, are scared their families will be split up andkicked out of the country, among other worries like being beaten up by the empowered bullies.

A group of first grade students fromWoodland School in Portola Valley, California were tasked with writing letters to Trump on Wednesday, New York Magazine reported.

TeacherMarie Keating gave the prompt, What would you ask of our new president?

The childrens responses, which were published on Facebook, reveal their concerns, which align pretty well with adults concerns.

Students are worried about Trump starting a war.

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