"Graduate students at Harvard University said Donald Trump's presidential victory pushed them into an "existential" crisis of sadness and despair.
The "deep feeling" of misery led students to start a "resistance school," which kicked off at Harvard, Wednesday evening.
Timothy McCarthy, a lecturer at the Kennedy School, taught the first course.
The first lecture covered all the favorite topics of the campus left, including anticolonialism, white privilege, intersectionality, and "allyship."McCarthy described Trump as a "devil" and said America was founded on the "callous slaughter of indigenous people," and the subjugation of every minority group from "queer folks" to the disabled.
"Around four in the morning we peeled ourselves off the couch, some of us off the floor," said Jasmine, a graduate student who introduced the course.
"We took a deep breath, and we decided to head home and try to get just a couple hours of sleep after what had been a very long day.
But we couldn't sleep.
Like so many of you, my friends and I woke up on Nov. 9 just devastated.""We couldn't shake this deep feeling, almost existential feeling, of sadness, of bewilderment, and of anger," she said..."